Junior Naturalist Monthly Volume 1-6

Junior Naturalist Monthly Volume 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... VOL. VI. CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, N. Y. NO 7 LESSON I. THE TRILLIUM OR WAKE-ROBIN. "A white-faced maid, Wake-robin, In a tiny, three-leaved hood. Knows many of earth's secrets While nodding in the wood."--Ray Laurence. Materials.--i. One trillium plant, root and all. 2. A blossoming stalk of trillium for each member of the class. 3. A small can of soil from the place in which the trillium grew. Observations.--1. Describe the trillium root just as it looks to you. Although you have taken but one root for your whole class, it will please Uncle John if you plant it after the lesson is over. Many people carelessly uproot wild flowers and after a while we no longer find the flowers in our woods. Junior Naturalists can do much to protect the spring blossoms. Take the stalk of trillium in your hand. Look at it carefully. How many colors do you find in leaf, stem and flower? Note the different parts of the flower. Are the parts arranged in twos, threes, or sixes? Draw a leaf of this plant, showing the veins. The trillium is sometimes called a wood-lily. In what way does it look like any lily you ever saw? What is the color of the soil in which the trillium grew? Compare it with the soil of your school-grounds. Write Uncle John telling him all you have learned from your lesson on the trillium. Trillium or wake-robin, one of the early woods flowers. Itis sometimes called " wild lily." LESSON II. SOILS. By Professor Jay A. Bon Steel. If our boys and girls were asked to look at all the soils they could find near their homes, they would see many ways in which these soils differ. There are coarse-grained soils and fine-grained soils. There are stony soils and gravelly soils. There are wet soils and dry soils. There are soils that differ...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579313
  • 9781236579317