Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tulip tree leaves

Today's letterboxing clue involved seeking out some tulip trees. I found that several people had made comments in the logbooks that they didn't know what a tulip tree was, and therefore had difficulty finding the treasure. Lesson to the wise: read the clues before you set out to make sure that you know what natural features you will be asked to recognize.

So here's a little nature lesson. Tulip trees are particularly recognizable in the summer, because their leaves are so distinctive. These are some tulip tree leaves that have parted with their parent branch. Notice the four pointed lobes to each leaf.

Tulip tree leaf
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

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