Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bug Hunt

We have a ton of cicada/locust type bugs jumping and flying around the yard this year.  The kids went on a bug hunt to try and catch one.  

With a little help from Daddy they managed to get one into an old jar with holes in the lid and spent some time observing him.

He wasn't real happy in the jar so we let him out after a short time.  I tried to find information on what they were but wasn't able to find much.  We did discuss how we could tell he was an insect (counted legs, wings and body segments).

We live in an area with a ton of interesting wildlife both on land - bears, fox, lots of birds, a possible coyote, squirrels, chipmunks and many, many insects - and in the river - crawfish, tadpoles, frogs, turtles, fish, slugs, etc.  I'm planning to add lots of nature studies to our upcoming homeschool days.


  1. Oh, I bet they'll love those nature studies. I know what little we can do my kids have loved.

  2. I'm hoping that by doing posts about Nature studies it will be the kick in the butt I need to do more of them. I feel guilty that we live in such a great area for it and we do so few. I haven't even let the kids wade in the river yet.