Botanical Prints and Illustrations
Tasha loved making her very own Autumn Leaf Collection Book. I was actually surprised by how busy she was with it (over the course of 3 years, she nearly filled a one inch binder with her little drawings and notations about the trees she bumped into in our neighbourhood and during our travels.
At a restaurant one day, we saw a LOT of framed botanical prints on the wall and she was very taken with them. I decided to collect a number of tree related prints for her to add to her book and thought I'd share them with you.
You can show these to children and encourage them to make their own notes about different parts of trees:
- What do the leaves look like? How do they attach to the twigs?
- Does the tree have flowers? Fruit? What do they look like? How do they attach to the twigs?
- Does the tree have nuts or cones? What do they look like? How do they attach to the twigs?
- Visit the tree at different times of the year and explore how it has changed... flowers change to fruit, leaves grow and change colors.
Copyright: Franz Eugen Köhler drew these images in the 1800's. The copyright has therefore expired and these images are free to be shared.
Personally, I suggest you include a reference to Köhler if you do share them. He did a great job and deserves to be remembered for his hard work!