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 yesterday'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 lives in this hole?
Keep up the great work!