Include your first name, and your age.
Masthead, Linda Patrick
Cool Critter: Dirk Stevenson
Test Your Seed IQ
Seeds are contained in fleshy fruits and a variety of seed pods. Test your knowledge of Georgia fruits and seeds.
The seed pod pictured above (left) comes from what Georgia tree?
A. Red Bud
C. Southern Magnolia
D. Spruce Pine
The fruit pictured above (right) is from what Georgia tree?
Acorns are seeds that grow into what kind of tree?
Which Georgia plant does NOT produce a red fruit?
D. Poison Ivy
Answers at the bottom left of the page.
While they may not be as colorful as fleshy fruits, seeds that travel on the wind are fun to look for too! Some like common milkweed and dandelions are like little parachutes. Others like the one-winged seeds of maples are more like helicopters - they spin when they fall!
When most people think about bird migration the first thing that comes to mind are birds that travel to Central and South America for the winter. But, for some birds "south" is Georgia. Be on the lookout for Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (pictured left) in your backyard. They nest in the northern U.S. and Canada and are just starting to arrive in Georgia for the winter.