Praying Mantis

On Friday, we found a Praying Mantis in the garage.  The kids put it in a jar and brought it inside.  We did a little research to learn how to take care of it so we could maybe keep it for awhile.

When no one could catch any live flies for it to eat, we decided to let it free.  On Saturday, Audrey took it outside and came back inside with it.  “Mom, what is on the mantis?”

The Praying Mantis was laying her egg sack, called an ootheca!  We will keep the egg case somewhere in the garage until spring, when we hope to see the babies hatch.

“Mom” was put on the bushes in the backyard.  Maybe we can find her again to play with again later.

 

Butterfly House

On part one, we see the animals.  But this is part two 🙂

We saw lots of different kinds of butterflies. They were mostly from Asia and Africa.  Daddy said he recognized some from when he was growing up. There was a blue one, and that one was my favorite.  It was Momma’s favorite too.

There were some Monarchs.  There were some that looked like Monarchs, but were white and black. There were also three little Button Quail.  One was white and the other two brown. We saw  some chrysalises. They were all different.

Tell Me If You Go There Please

Friday Mommy Camp

Today, Daddy took us to the zoo! First we saw lots and lots of little critters, and a HUGE snake. Then we saw the tigers. We walked a little more and saw lots and lots and lots of fish blobbing in the water.  We saw lots of different animals. After lunch we saw some otters. Before we saw them napping.  I loved the otters.  A few minutes before the talk about otters, we saw some bobcats.  One was named Bob the Cat!

Later we saw some butterflies, but I will tell you that on part two.

Megan was very tired and she took a nap when we were coming home.  I fell asleep when  we got home. I hope we can go again soon.

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