Have you been assigned making a leaf collection yet? If you have started your collection already but haven’t identified the leaves yet, here are some websites and books that will help you figure out the names of the trees your leaves came from.
- What Tree Is It?
- 2017 National Fall Foliage Prediction Map
- Butler University Friesner Herbarium: Tree Identification
- Virginia Tech: Tree Identification Fact Sheets
- Arbor Day: What Tree Is That?
- Early Forest: Tree Identification Tool
- LeafSnap App Electronic Field Guide
More Websites, Printables & Activities on the IndyPL Kids Pinterest Board: Leaves & Leaf Identification
Local Places to Find Leaves:
If you haven’t started your collection yet or want to add to what you already have, there are two great places you can go in Indianapolis to find leaves, Crown Hill Cemetery and Butler University. Both places have websites you can go to for maps and directions. They even label the trees so that you know for sure what kind of leaf you have. Put on some old shoes and go on a leaf hike. The sun is shining, you get a map, the trees are labelled – Easy A!
700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
3300 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803The “Indiana Veterans Memorial Mile” is a one mile walking trail around Indiana State University’s Memorial Stadium located at Wabash and Brown Avenues on the Historic National Road.
If you want to check out one of the libary’s tree identification books, don’t wait until the last minute to put one on hold. These go fast! And if you want to read about someone who feels your pain – try Gianna Z, she’s got a leaf collection due also, and if her disorganizatin and procrastination keep her from getting it done, she can’t run in the cross-country sectionals. She is feeling the pressure to find the leaves and identify them before it is too late.