Identifying Leaves

Identifying Leaves

Have you been assigned making a leaf collection yet? If you have started your collection already but haven’t identified the leaves yet, here are some websites and books that will help you figure out the names of the trees your leaves came from.

Websites

If you want to check out one of the libary’s tree identification books, don’t wait until the last minute to put one on hold. These go fast! And if you want to read about someone who feels your pain – try Gianna Z, she’s got a leaf collection due also, and if her disorganizatin and procrastination keep her from getting it done, she can’t run in the cross-country sectionals. She is feeling the pressure to find the leaves and identify them before it is too late.
101 Trees of Indiana a Field Guide National Audobon Society Field Guide to Trees DK Trees Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z
Tell Me Tree A Guide to Familiar American Trees Trees of North America

If you haven’t started your collection yet or want to add to what you already have, there are two great places you can go in Indianapolis to find leaves, Crown Hill Cemetery and Butler University. Both places have websites you can go to for maps and directions. They even label the trees so that you know for sure what kind of leaf you have. Put on some old shoes and go on a leaf hike. The sun is shining, you get a map, the trees are labelled – Easy A!

CROWN HILL CEMETERY
700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Phone: 317-925-3800
Directions & Hours

BUTLER UNIVERSITY
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-940-9413 or 317-940-8302
This is the phone number to the Butler University Herbarium (A herbarium is a preserved collection of plant specimens.)

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  1. You can use the websites in this blog post to help you identify your leaves. Give a couple of them a try.

  2. @Paige – To learn how to identify leaves you need to click on the website at the top of the page like “What Tree Is It?” and “How to Identify Leaves”. Give that a try.

  3. i dont understend i dont get how to identify leaves or trees in thist thang this is stupid i need help and im 15!

  4. I’m trying to do a craft and I’m also trying to figure the names of leaves out and the stupid internet won’t help me ugg i hate this nothing works!!!!!!!!

  5. also all the other web sites like google and ask .com dont tell you anything it just gives you stupid answers lke “i dont know” literaly it says that and it all just so stupid and it just doesnt help you i hate that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i mean what the heack############################

  6. how do you know what the leaf is when you do not know what the tree is? how do you identify leafs?
    isn’t the most common leaf the mapels?

  7. YA!im with u Audrey.I hate when they do that.THIS IS WHAT THE SAY(WELL UM I DONT KNOW WHY R U ASKING ME)and paige u r…. IM 10 and have better luck of looking for leaf names

  8. ok anybody on to help me. I have to do a leave project for 4-h and I have to figure out the name of the leaves and I can’t find a good website. can anyone help me???

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