Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Butterfly Lab Highlights

Students had a great time this month as we engaged in the study of Butterflies and Moths. This year we had a great turn out of butterflies. Some years in the past have not been so good. The Gulf Fritillaries were exceptionally active and prolific this year. You never know who is going to show up when you plan a butterfly lab.
Here is a beautiful picture of a proboscis on a Gulf Fritillary that we took with the microscope . You can also see its compound eye.
More microscope pics.

Of course all scientists need a few diversions...
Like holding a lizard,
or a hedgehog,
playing with the microscope,
and holding Sammy and Bugsy!


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