If I Were the Wind

If I Were the Wind
By Aldo Leopold
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?
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
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
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).