Frass and Tracks Report
Good Morning Students! I was only in the wetlands in the afternoon today, so I have less to report. Thank you for your wonderful comments! It has been so much fun to share this adventure with you.
Many of you guessed that yesterday's animal tracks were of an alligator. Good guess, but not correct. The top track was of a raccoon, and the 2nd one was a river otter track. Both of these animals live in the wetlands because there are lots of crawfish there to eat :)
alligator tracks (notice the tail track, too)
Alligator tracks are different, partly because you can see the tail of the alligator dragging behind it.
crawfish etouffee (a New Orleans special food)
The crawfish (some people say crayfish, but NOT people in New Orleans) live in shallow water hiding under logs or rocks. Above is a picture of where crawfish live (their habitat), real crawfish (ready to cook) and a food called crawfish etouffee that people in New Orleans love to eat. I hope to eat some when we go back to the city next week.
The hand of Scientist Mark Fox after a Buckmoth caterpillar sting
Finally, about caterpillars again :) , above is a Buckmoth. It's very beautiful, but as a caterpillar, its spines that can really be painful because they have a poison inside them. Look at what happened to Mark Fox after he was stung.
Well, that's all for today. I'm very happy to hear that you are being respectful in class and learning all you can. Be good to each other, and help each other.
P.S. Most of you guessed that frass is caterpillar poop, and you're right!
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