It tells us how we can learn to notice things in nature, and it describes how city wildlife can vary at different times of the year and in different types of weather. ...
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City Lots: Living Things in Vacant Spots
Author Phyllis S. Busch
Illustrated by Pamela Carroll
This text informs the reader about the different trees, flowers, insects, and birds that we might find in a city lot. It tells us how we can learn to notice things in nature, and it describes how city wildlife can vary at different times of the year and in different types of weather.
This story reveals that city lots are actually home to a startling variety of plants and animals. A vacant lot provides a unique opportunity to study wildlife and to observe the seasonal changes that occur in nature.
smelling pleasant; good smelling
Mother’s homemade peach pies
are warm, bubbly, and fragrant.
houses or places where people live
We could see smoke rising from the chimneys of the dwellings of the villagers.
look at and study carefully
I am going to examine, or look closely at, the seeds on the sunflower.
growing strong and healthy
The field of wheat is flourishing and will be ready to harvest soon.
unwanted, put aside as having no use
We collected the discarded newspapers for recycling.