Hi! My name is Ms. Hall. Please travel with me to New Orleans to study Climate Change and Caterpillars!

Monday, April 19, 2010

First Day in the Swamp

Hello Students! How exciting to hear your comments and your answers to the questions I asked. Ms. Armstrong and I spent the whole day at a place called Honey Island Swamp. We also went to "caterpillar school." The scientists showed us many pictures of caterpillars and we figured out the names of the ones we have found so far.

Good work! The plants you saw in yeste
rday's blog were Spanish moss and cypress knees (the roots of the tree). The beautiful blue caterpillar is called the Forest Tent Caterpillar. Today we saw more than 100 of these caterpillars marching in line up a big tree.

The weather was rainy yesterday, but today it is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. We DID see our first alligator this afternoon, but we weren't too close. Look on Ms. Armstrong's blog to see it!

1. What do you think Ms. Hall has in the plastic bags?

2. Look at these Buck Moth caterpillars carefully. How do you think they protect themselves?

3. What do you think liv
es in this hole?

Keep up the great work!


At April 20, 2010 at 7:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Period 1
Sou-"I think their are caterpillar eggs and some caterpillars in the bag".

Feven- "I think the caterpillars protect themselves by changing their body color to match the leaves of the plant they are on."

Chee-" I think that ants live in that hole."

At April 20, 2010 at 8:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Period 2
Tou- "I think the caterpillars are hiding inside the leaf."

Saad- "I think this is a caterpillar home."

At April 20, 2010 at 9:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Period 3
Kyaw-"I believe there are caterpillars in the plastic bag."

Jetzael- "I think they protect themselves by producing a liquid to keep predators away and spread out the liquid." "This will depend on the color of the caterpillar."

Temesgen- "I think they is a group of caterpillars that live in the hole."

At April 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Period 4
Hajira- "I think there are some caterpillar cocoons in the bag."

Ta-"I think they have fake eyes and the caterpillar fur and antenna protects them from enemies."

Ngoc- "I believe the caterpillars or ants live in that hole."

At April 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Period 6

Sharon-" I think you have caterpillars and leaves in your bag."

Aliaar- I think they have needle hairs that protect them from their enemies."

Abdi-"Maybe it is a snake hole."


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