Our Outdoor Classroom

We have a lot more opportunity to learn about our environment now that we live in the country.  I’d rather skip over some of the grosser lessons, but it’s all apart of life and my young students so enjoy it.  We met the Luna Moth this morning, which we didn’t even know existed!  What a beautiful creature, it sure was an intriguing sight!  We observed it for a bit, while I snapped some shots with my macro lens.  It was struggling to fly, but eventually was able to flit away.  After that, we came inside to research it with our trusty friend, Mr. Google.  Apparently they are quite common all up and down the east coast, who knew?  They live in mostly wooded areas though, so we’ve never had the opportunity to witness them before.  When we found pictures of the luna moth caterpillar, a couple of the children said, “Ohhhhh I’ve seen that outside!”  It was neat to watch them make the connection.  They were sad to find out that it would only live for about a week, but it was so fascinating to find out that it likely had just broken free from the cocoon and was letting its wings dry!  So fun to find out about its life cycle!

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  • May 26, 2016 - 10:04 pm

    Danielle - They are beautiful, aren’t they!

    You should read The Girl of The Limberlost. 😉ReplyCancel

    • May 26, 2016 - 10:19 pm

      Nicole Renée - That book looks super interesting! How have I missed it?!? I’m adding it to my reading list, thank you so much for the suggestion Danielle!ReplyCancel

  • May 27, 2016 - 10:19 am

    Danielle Jones - It is an old book. Your oldest daughter might like it? Think Anne of Green Gables-ish. I loved it as a kid!ReplyCancel

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