*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016.
The Challenges: (This was actually 2 separate challenges that we combined into one!) Walk along the trails and make a list of 5 shrubs/trees with spines or thorns and 3 without. List some possible reasons why plants have spines or thorns. Use your senses to observe nature along the path.
Plants we saw with thorns/spines:
- Spiny Hackberry
- Prickly Pear
- Blackbrush Acacia
- Lime Pricklyash
Plants we saw without thorns/spines:
- Flame Acanthus
- Sea Ox Eye Daisy
- Texas Persimmon
The reason we think plants might have thorns or spines is to protect themselves from predators (or kids!).