Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bugs, Critters and more Bugs

I now know and have come to terms with that i will forever be plagued with bugs. Not just because of my son, the main culprit, but because of homsechool and admittedly sometimes they are just plain cool. Some more than others. He was gifted with a worm nursery way back at his last birthday and the eggs just finally cam in the mail....eggs, eeeewww gross! I know. We are waiting for them to hatch. Yuck! And then the boys will be responsible for transfering them to the dirt in the greenhouse side of the worm house. Ugh!!
It has a little magnifying lens where Mitch can watch for newly hatched wormy things. Yuck, again! But he is thrilled, that is what matters, right? At least that is what i keep telling myself.
Now, this i thought was pretty cool. This dragonfly was huge, about 3-4 inches long and the wings were even wider.. I am not sure what kind of dragonfly it is. I have never seen any around here that were any color other than blue. I love how you can see his huge eyes in this picture. Mitchell was there watching him too, just dying to touch it. I did not let him because i was sure that was to be its demise. The poor thing just wanted some shelter from the wind. There have been some great bug examples here that have lent some weight to our previous school science lessons. It is good to hear the kids recall things they learned as they tell their new little friends something about their discovery du jour.
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7 comments:

MLE said...

"YUCK" is right! Ew...bugs everywhere! What a good Momma you are with putting up with all those bugs!

Colleen said...

That dragonfly is pretty. I love the yellow diamonds down it's sides.

Elizabeth said...

I love dragonflies and i love the markings on this one :D its so pretty!

Teri said...

Ha! I am with you Les! Lately Nate has been just fascinated with all things buggy! He will pick up ANYTHING, including worms!!! I keep warning him that he can't touch any of the spiders because we have quite a few poisonous ones here in GA. You need to check out the Usborne Book eshow I'm doing for a friend (link is on my blog). They have TONS of really cool books on bugs. I'm hoping to get a few for Nate when it is all said and done!

Grammie/Mom said...

BUGS!!! Very distasteful! I think that is why I was blessed with 4 beautiful girls!!

Brown Family Blog said...

:O) E freaked out the other day while he was digging in the dirt and a worm popped out! :O) Maybe I should get him a worm farm. Love the pics.

MaryMary said...

Earthworms have eggs? That's kind of gross...but boys are not. They are just precious. :)

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