Microscope Magic

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin Pat and Caroline from 1 – 4 pm on Wednesday, March 19 for an afternoon of fun on a microscopic scale. Start with a one- hour walk in Fort Townsend State Park to collect samples of mosses, leaves, needles, cones, fungus, lichens or fern fronds. Then go indoors to examine your finds under the microscope. You’ll be amazed at what you see! The complex arrangement of overlapping leaves on a liverwort, for example, or the peristome teeth on a moss sporophyte. Certain plants can only be identified by features too small to be seen with the naked eye.

For more information, contact Pat at jltnatural@saveland.org

This activity was held at Pat’s house. Eleven people participated.