Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sweeping for bugs!

Yesterday Dani taught us how to catch bugs with sweep nets! We used the sweep net like a broom sweeping along a hillside with tall grass. Once we has swept, we emptied the nets into big zip-lock containers and tried to identify them with dichotomous key Dani drew on a whiteboard. We found katydids, grasshoppers, jumping spiders, ladybugs, along with tons of others. We found a medium sized yellowy orangish round flying bug that we have spent some time since then trying to identify.

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