Happy Earth Day!
I am so excited to celebrate EARTH DAY in Louisiana along with other teachers and scientists who are working to save our environment. Do something nice for the earth today!
This morning our group divided into two teams. One team went kayaking today. My team stayed back to care for the caterpillars in our zoo and to enter new data into the computer. After a morning of hard work in the lab, we were ready to get outdoors.
All of you gave great answers to my questions about data and plot. Actually, the word plot has two meanings. The meaning you gave was correct. Another meaning is "a measured area of land." This afternoon, our team went out to work in a new plot.
This plot was near a beautiful bayou, so I took a few pictures.What do you think lives in this hollowed out tree? We didn't see any alligators, but we did see two wild pigs and
a cottonmouth snake!
The picture below shows me using a beat sheet. I hit the branch with a stick and then collect all the caterpillars that fall down.
You said that you enjoyed the video, so I've included another one of a caterpillar called the Holly Looper. In the background, you can hear us talking about the caterpillar's family, Geometridae. I hope to talk with some of you on Skype today. Have your questions ready!