If I Were the Wind By Aldo Leopold Name______________________ Date______________________ Review the essay “If I Were the Wind.” 1. What is wind? 2. What affects the direction of wind? 3. In the essay, where does Leopold give evidence that wind is present? 4. What creates the sounds that we associate with winds? 5. Where can you see evidence of wind around you? Axe-In-Hand There are many reasons why a person prefers one plant species over another. Leopold presents his own biases about the white pine and the red birch. 1. How do you account for any differences in growth of a tree from one year to the next? 2. Discuss your preferences for certain types of plants and explain your bias. 3. What is your favorite plant and why (this could include trees). 4. Identify at least three plants that you consider to be weeds (this could include trees).