In this activity, students will create a recycled paper field guide showing common plants found in the temperate rainforest. Field guides help anyone who is interested in identifying plants and animals in an area. They contain pictures of plants, along with their names, descriptions and any other identification specific to the organism.
The temperate rainforest is home to a variety of plants and animals. Using their field guides, students will be able to identify these common plants. Each of these plants has unique characteristics and is relatively easy to identify.
This is a list of some common and identifiable plants:
- Western red cedar
- Western hemlock
- Sitka spruce
- Sword fern
- Douglas fir
- Big leaf maple