This past fall at the US Botanic Garden
the Seedlings class discussed the exploration that helped to populate the Botanic Garden,
native birds of the National Garden,
carnivorous plants, and
the edible parts of plants.
USBG trivia: the Botanic Garden was located where the Capitol Reflecting Pool currently is now. The Garden was moved to its current location so there could be a clear line of sight to the Washington Monument. Ms. Lee introduced us to a tree next to the pool that was a part of the original garden.
You don’t have to leave the city to bird watch when you’re at the National Garden.
In addition to learning about different types of carnivorous plants, the girls got to take one home in seed form.
The most delicious part of learning about the edible parts of plants is putting them in a stir fry.
Even more fun after class in the Children’s Garden: