WALKtober Day 15

You made it 1/2 way,

Day 15: Nature Patterns (on your Bingo Card)

Have you ever stopped to count the number of pine needles of different pine trees? You have likely found pine needles that come in bunches of 2, 3, or 5....

Did you know that if you count the spirals of a pine cone from the center where it attaches to the tree in a clockwise direction and then count them from a counter clockwise direction you will likely have 8 or 13 spirals?

Flower petals usually come in 3's, 5's, 8's, 13's or 21's.... 


Hmmmm..... What's so special about these numbers? 

1+1=2; 1+2=3; 2+3=5; 3+5=8; 5+8=13; 8+13=21.....  or.... 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, etc. This pattern of numbers is called the Fibonacci Sequence and this pattern is found all over nature! 

AND, it's the pattern that governs the shape of sunflowers, snail shells, pineapples, ocean waves, tree leaves, tree branches, nautilus shells, banana peels, sounds, music, the construction of cathedrals, and even the galaxy itself!

WOW! Called the "Golden Ratio" or "Divine Proportion" (5 divided by 3=1.6; 8 divided by 5=1.6; 13 divided by 8= 1.6..... well, you get my drift....) this sequence is found all around us.

Today, go for a walk in nature and see how many times you can spot this pattern of numbers! Count pine needles, leaves, pine cones, flower petas, anything you can count. What recurring numbers do you get? 

Read more about the Golden Ratio here! or watch this fun video to inspire you!

After your walk, post photos of your findings on our WALKtober bingo card. What does this tell you about the invisible system that governs our universe?

Happy pattern counting!
Maria Rosa Galter
Walk2Connect & Walking Inspiritus