4/19/10, Into the Wetlands We Go!
Well, students, today we finally got into the wetlands! We spent the morning walking and learning where to look for caterpillars, and we found a lot. Here's a little guy who was trying to hide inside a leaf that he sewed together with "silk". Do you see the silk? Do you know where he got it?
We also learned what NOT to touch...poison ivy! This plant is everywhere and can make some people quite sick. It makes almost everyone itch like crazy! It can grow like a vine up trees and there's lots on the ground. Can you tell why they say,
"Leaves of three, leave thee be"? Look at the photo.
Here's a picture of us as we started looking for caterpillars. Can you find Ms. Hall?
Here's a sample of what we found today...a tiny Giant Swallowtail caterpillar, and an egg of the same kind of caterpillar. They are both very little and hard to find. Do you see what the little caterpillar was eating?
As you can see below, we saw an American Alligator today, too! It was pretty far away, but we have a great camera. (Thank you Deb Kozak!) Mark, our guide, told us it was "only" about 4-5 feet long, but it was fun to see anyway.
Have a great day, students! I miss you! Mrs. Armstrong