One of our favorite pastimes is going for a simple walk/hike and finding beautiful flowers to pick. Up until now, we've done it mostly to learn counting, colors, and shapes. Since my daughter is getting older, I wanted to begin to understand the flowers' names, characteristics, and symbolic meanings so I can teach her as well.
Technology has made this a much easier process than when I was growing up. I used the Picturethis app, an online plant encyclopedia and identifier. We were able to identify every flower we encountered on our walk! I also learned to make sure to read the description before I picked the flower, since apparently the Natal Plum flower is listed as highly toxic and I probably should have worn gloves when I handled it. Well, I guess you learn something new every day; thankfully there's an app to help with that!
We came home with all of the safe flowers and put together a gorgeous wildflower bouquet to enjoy for the next few days.
What is one of your favorite apps for researching outdoors?