Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Insect Investigations at the Audubon

We went to the the Audubon Nature Center today.  It was cloudy and chilly but the rain stayed away. We enjoyed searching for insects in the forest, field and pond.  We especially liked using nets to scoop up insects and other creatures from the pond.  We found several dragonfly nymphs.  These young dragonflies look nothing like the beautiful adult dragonflies.  In the woods we found several red salamanders, a few centipedes, and millipedes.  We also found one lightning bug.  It was interesting to discover all the living things under logs and leaves.  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who chaperoned our trip.  We appreciate your assistance.  Don't forget the Audubon is open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk, everyday.  It is a great place for hiking and exploring.