Friday, October 07, 2011

Field Trip - Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden - October 5, 2011

Here are a few photos from our recent trip to the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables, Miami.  It's a beautiful garden, and houses the largest variety of tropical plants in the United States. After having completed the Plants section of the Diversity section of Singapore Science My Pals Are Here Science 3/4, it was the perfect place to visit.  Besides enjoying ourselves, I think all of us now have a deeper respect, admiration, and appreciation for the roles that plants play in our lives.  

Enjoying the beauty of Fairchild Gardens

Boy taking pictures with my iPhone. I let him take pictures of any plants he was interested in.

My little girl sketching a flower

Inspecting leaves

Looking for insects around and underneath leaves

Fuchsia Orchid

White Orchid

Eucalyptus tree bark looks like it's painted

Altogether now.. A glass sculpture by famous artist Dale Chihuly in the background

The flower  of the cannonball tree is pleasantly fragrant

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