Museum case with models and dioramas illustrating the evolution of a wood environment across different seasons and its flora.


Spring flowers in the woods are mostly found during the time between melting snow and growth of leaves on the trees. Most of the flowers have already been formed in the plant during the fall and need only a few warm days in spring to open in bloom. The buds of trees for next year's growth mature in early summer.


In summer the trees are in full leaf, and their nuts and other fruits are ripening. Very little light reaches the ground, and except for open brooks or clearings, there are almost no plants in flower.


Flowers again appear in the woodland, mostly asters and goldenrods. These have formed their flower buds daring the summer, and do not ordinarily carry them through the winter.

This three-part diorama shows how plant life changes seasonally in the woods.