Blossom and catkin ID

Age 6+

Activity Type

spotter sheets

Activity Season


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 even green flowers peeking out from hedgerows and branches. And learn how to identify wild cherry, hawthorn, crab apple and more!

  • 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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