Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Life Science

During our morning "recess", Hannah spotted a small yellow butterfly enjoying some flowers in the front yard. A quick grab of the bug box and we had ourselves a living science lesson. Hannah picked a bit of the plumbago flowers and placed them in the box with the butterfly. It was quite a show! We witnessed the butterfly's proboscis (pro-BOSS-iss) roll out and drink the sugary nectar. Hannah named her Dandelion and started planning the adventures they would have together.... then she was convinced Dandelion would be better off out of the box. After coming inside, we discovered Dandelion was a Southern Dogface butterfly. (LOVE Google!)

And then I found myself urging Hannah to sit down inside for her planned science lesson. I have a lot to learn....

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely morning. I've been saying proboscis incorrectly. How wonderful to actually see it at work.



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