Monday, 15 April 2019

A to Z Challenge: M is for Maple Tree

And I'm back! In case you missed it, I'm taking part in the 10th anniversary of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of the month, except Sundays. I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, or Twitter for a chance to WIN a set of the Superman Duffy books.

Missed a post? Click here start back at the letter "A."

M is for Maple Tree

Oh, Canada! There are few things more Canadian to me than the Maple tree—I mean, the Maple leaf is at the centre of our national flag.

Maybe I’m naïve, but until I started writing this blog post, I actually thought Maple trees only grew in Canada—and that there was only one kind. Boy, was I ever wrong. As it turns out, there are actually about 128 different species of Maple trees, most of which are native to Asia. That’s a LONG way from Canada!

Most Maple trees are tall (but a few varieties are shrubs, which I totally can’t picture) Except for a few Asian varieties, all are deciduous—which means they lose their leaves in the fall, unlike the evergreen, whose needles never disappear.

Maple trees are distinguished by their leaves, which have pointed tips, and look like they have veins running through them.

Do you have a Maple tree in your yard? We don't, but I wish we did...they look so pretty in the fall.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend—I helped with yard clean up, read some other blogs taking part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and caught up on Riverdale. A busy weekend!

Gotta jet! See you tomorrow for the letter "N." Oh, and if you haven't entered for a chance to win a set of the Superman Duffy series of educational graphic novels, scroll to the top of this post for the instructions!

You'll especially want to get your hands on "O"—cartoon Chase learns all about Canadian inventions and symbols!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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