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Posts Tagged ‘insect’

January Animal

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

To celebrate If You’re Hoppy, the next few months are hoppy animals., like this insect! These insects drink juices from plants. See all the brown spots on the leaf, probably from the insect feeding. I don’t know this insect’s identity. Do you?

October: That Orange Thing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Black swallowtail osmeterium
The orange thingy on the head of this black swallowtail caterpillar has a wonderful name: osmeterium. It’s a sense organ that comes out when a caterpillar is threatened. It may also spread smelly pheremones. Okay, so I just like the word osmeterium. We grow bronzen fennel and parsley to feed these creatures. Mostly they show up on the fennel.

Bumblebee, Insect, and Life Cycle Activities

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

These are from Hamilton Traditional School in South Bend, IN.

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April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud nonfiction books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. She is best known for pioneering literary ways to immerse young readers in natural events via creative storytelling and unusual perspectives.

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