The last official days of summer are upon us, and we are starting to see some leaves changing colours!
Days are shorter, colder weather approaches and deciduous trees have started storing their energy by sending all nutrients down to their roots. This means that the chemical responsible for the green colour on leaves (chlorophyll) breaks down since it’s no longer receiving nutrients, and the green colour disappears leaving brilliant colours of red, yellow, orange, and brown.
For today’s eco-activity, we’re going on a fall outdoor scavenger hunt to find fallen leaves of deciduous trees! If the leaves haven’t started to fall in your neighbourhood yet, don’t worry! You can just look for the green leaves still on the trees and learn more about the trees near you!