Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Life Cycles

Okay, having FINALLY figured out how to avoid using Bloggers crappy photo download system (RAGE inducing bullshit) we can now put photos on the blog!! So Here's the latest...

In our house at the moment, we are looking at life cycles. After our visit to the Nature Education Centre and the purchase of our tadpoles, we had been on the lookout for caterpillars. Well, on a wander down our long driveway to check the water meter and the mailbox, we noticed that we had a proliferation of caterpillars, so we collected a bucket load and tons of leaves and carried them home and set them up in new homes in the kitchen.

 With cut up stockings, we figured out a way to seal the tops, while allowing air and moisture to have free flow!

Then we headed back down, and Dragonett Lass took her own photos of the caterpillars and their food source.

And finally, here they are, positioned next to the tadpoles, ready for their next life stage!

After this was all set up, we googled what type of caterpillar we had - Woolly Bear Caterpillars that will turn into Tiger Moths! We did a story page about them, using Dragonett Lass' words and photos and a hand drawn life cycle of butterflies and moths!

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