Male butterflies are often found in groups on the ground “puddling”. They are looking for minerals from the ground.
Every day, we have to move the goats TO their pasture, and back to their night time home. What fun! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyBEZPR3808]
Pterourus glaucus Field Guide to Northern Virginia, USA ecology. By Islend Creek Elementary School http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/eastern_tiger_swallowtail.htm Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_glaucus Videos by the Dragonflies LOCATION: Arlington, VA USA DATE: July 19, 2013 WHO: Forest Campers, Rebecca WEATHER: partly cloudy, hot and humid, mid 90′s [youtube=http://youtu.be/8GmWEI1rIyo]
Click HERE to listen to the audio. Rebecca and The Dragonflies read, A Drop Around the World by Barbara Shaw McKinney “engagingly leads readers around the world following a drop of water–whether as steam or snow, inside a plant or animal, or underground–teaching the wonders and importance of the water cycle.”
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/american_eel.htm [youtube=http://youtu.be/Zd3ABO1Ao_w] Amazing life story of the eel
Take a look at this brilliantly banded Northern Water Snake that Evan found today. The children know well to check the rocks by creek edge for snakes, and especially copperheads. We use our hiking sticks to poke around when climbing, and a little noise with tossed rocks. This youngster has the typical broad body, and…