segunda-feira, 10 de agosto de 2009

Outdoor Hour # 31 part I

We actually did two nature walks looking at trees. This post is with pictures from the first walk when we mainly looked at what grows near our house and which trees can we actually name.

The one the kids always remember: papaya (carica papaya) or mamão in Portuguese.

Lucas spotted this achiote (bixa orellana) seedpod. In Portuguese the plant is called urucum and the name comes from the indigenous Tupi word uru-ku meaning red.

The kids also recognised these two: coconut and mango.

This is cashew tree (anacardium occidentale). In Portuguese it's called caju, which comes from the Tupi word of acaiu meaning "the nut that produces itself".

This is river Mororó, flowing very peacefully at this time of the year.

This horse was one of the favourite things of this walk.

2 comentários:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

I love seeing all the different trees that you have in your part of the world. A cashew tree! Now that I would love to have.

I like the horse too.

You are doing a great job with your nature study and noticing all the things you have right there in your neighborhood.

Thanks so much for sharing,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

mamãe disse...

Thanks for the comment! I posted this already some time ago but it took me a while to get the link on Mr. Linky. The kids love our nature walks and if we haven't done one for a while they ask for it :)