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Great Day for a Creek Walk

on May 9, 2013

One of the fifth grade classes took a short 10 minute walk to Ashbridge Park at the end of the day to search for different insects in the tall grasses and stream.   Students were finding different orders of insects to record in their insect field guide.   Both a stream and field habitat is a great place to find a wide variety of insect orders. We brought field nets, jars, microscopes, strainers, cups, and field guides and fit it inside a red wagon.  We were greeted with great weather and sunshine to collect our specimens.   We can’t wait to go out another day to find more insects.

some of the insects collected:

crane fly larvae – Diptera

cabbage butterfly – Lepidoptera

leafhopper – Homoptera

grasshopper, cricket – Orthoptera

fly – Diptera

here are pictures of our students working in the field:

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