Wednesday, 25 July 2007
New Bugs on the Blog
The Ladybirds are out!
We missed them coming out of the cocoon. Too bad.
I checked them last night before I went to bed about 12am, and still no signs of any movement. Then when I remembered to check later in the morning, about 10am, I was shocked to see the cocoons have shriveled. My first thought was, "Oh, no. Did something go wrong?" Then upon a closer examination I noticed they were empty. Then I saw the 2 pinkish ladybugs near the rim of the jar. They were still there.
Micah was delighted!
"Let them go, Micah. They need to find food."
"But I want them..." Micah moaned.
-Lengthy discussion and more moaning -
- 2 boys fighting over whose turn to hold the jar -
-Distractions...got ready to go our to the Science Center -
On the way back from the Science Center both the boys fell asleep.
I was surprised to find the ladybugs still in the jar. It was not covered. So I decided to give the bugs a break and send them off into the bushes while the boys were still asleep. We may have to look for more bug's grubs...