Cattails Part 2 :: Winter Nature Study - Eva Varga

January 29, 20102

While on a mini-getaway to the valley last week, the kiddos and I did a little letterboxing at the Oregon Garden. While we were not successful finding the letterbox, we did come across accessible cattails. We collected a few to investigate more intimately.We pulled off the seeds to observe closely and recalled how Native Americans would use the fluff in their cradle boards as well as a variety of medicinal and nutritional uses.

After reading about an experiment another family [Delightful Learning] had tried with a cattail, my kiddos were anxious to give it a go as well. We thereby brought one home to use as a torch!

Admin Note :: This is a follow-up post to an earlier Nature Study lesson on Cattails. Click here for Cattails Part 1.


  • Pebblekeeper

    February 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Yeah! My eyes are peeled around our area looking for them. 🙂 Glad you got to find some! Great talk!

  • Michelle

    February 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I am glad you gave the cattail torch a try ~ aren’t they fun? Thanks for linking to me, too! =)

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