Blossom and catkin ID

Age 6+

Activity Type

spotter sheets

Activity Season

spring

Activity Topic

Tree ID

Activity Key Stage

Key Stage 2

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Blossom and catkin identification

Keep your eyes peeled for frothy blossom and furry catkins.

You’ll find blossom almost everywhere you look during spring! Spot white, pink, cream and green flowers peeking out from hedgerows and branches. 

  • Different trees bloom at different times
  • Blossom looks like flowers, catkins are long and thin
  • Some blossom comes out before leaves, some afterwards

 
How many different types can you find? Tell us about your discoveries in the comments below.

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