Sunday, September 7, 2008

Grasshoppers

This week we decided to find crickets, but ended up with two grasshoppers. That would be because mom knows nothing about the differences in the two and if I HAD known, I would have known that I wouldn't have been finding crickets so easily in the middle of the day. LOL



This "cricket" we found is actually the Red-Legged Grasshopper found in the Handbook of Nature Study. Another new thing we learned was that grasshoppers lay their eggs in the ground.

We also found a spring green colored little grasshopper with no other markings. I'm thinking maybe it was a young one that just hadn't gotten it's full colors yet, because I can't find a picture online to identify it.

We'll see what Nature brings us this week!

3 comments:

live4evermom said...

Nice find! We will be going over trees next week and I made a notebooking page for it. I can share if you want. Don't know what you will be going over next but I will be trying to keep a schedule of one page a week.

The Glasers said...

That is what I love about homeschooling . . . Mom learning alongside her children! :-) The whole family is better for it!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

I think we learn more when we have to dig deep for the information. Now you will know the difference between the two insects forever. :)

Thanks for sharing your experience,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom