What is botany? Well botany is the study of plants. But what I want to say is, we have been studying different plants and what types they are. So far we identified some that we believe are buckthorns, white ash, and pussy willows. But we are not 100% sure. We use books to try to find out that type they are. It takes forever to research the plants, but we keep going until we find the one that they look like the most.