This is from an excel­lent home­school­ing newslet­ter I get. I found these links inter­est­ing and fig­ured that oth­ers might, too 🙂

Mistle­toe is a com­mon hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tion. Use what’s in your envi­ron­ment to launch your sci­ence curriculum!

Rec­om­mend­ed Websites:

Sci­ence News: Botany Under the Mistletoe

This web­site offers an arti­cle about the many vari­eties of Mistle­toe that grow worldwide—and then com­pares Amer­i­can mistle­toe with a vari­ety in Aus­tralia. Mistle­toes have adapt­ed some pecu­liar­i­ties such as flow­ers with trick open­ings and shoot­ing their seeds con­sid­er­able dis­tances. The arti­cle con­tains sev­er­al pho­tographs, includ­ing a vari­ety of Mistle­toe that is exclu­sive to the cac­tus! Fas­ci­nat­ing stuff here for the botanist in your family!

You can’t study Mistle­toe and ignore its place in folk leg­end and mythol­o­gy. Here is a site that men­tions many of the tales and reme­dies asso­ci­at­ed with Mistle­toe through­out the ages.

Myths About Mistletoe

Stand­ing under the Mistle­toe takes on a whole new mean­ing after read­ing the arti­cles at these sites. Enjoy!

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Cur­rent Music: Katie watch­ing Firefly
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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