Engineers and scientist are looking to nature when they need new ideas on how to make something or do something. This is called biomimicry! Biomimicry is the method that seeks a sustainable solutions by utilizing nature’s time tested forms, functions, and strategies. Take the Designs Inspried by Nature quiz to see if you can figure out what things were inspired by nature’s plants and animals!
The Cucurbita Family consists of pumpkins, gourds and squashes. When I was a kid, the grocery stores and farmer’s markets carried round orange pumpkins. Pay close attention next time you go out shopping, for there is a great variety of cucurbitas available to purchase! Try to identify the following….
In my backyard this September, the very ends of the branches of the oak trees have been falling to the ground. There are no signs of insect damage and all the leaves are green and healthy.
We think it is because of the low rainfall amounts this summer. We have contacted the USDA to see if they can shed some light on this mystery. If you find out anything, please let us know.
Ends of tree branches scattered in the yard
What is in the picture above? Hint: It is about the size of a dime. We will respond to your comments.
Upon returning home from a walk, I found this leaf with its round attachement laying on the street.
Do you know what it is? We will post the answer at the end of next week.
The round ball you see is actually attached and growing from the leaf
There was only one hole in the round ball