Yesterday we did Barb’s Nature Study #28 on Dragonflies… and we actually found some! LOL! I think this is the first one this year where we’ve found what we were looking for.
Sam noticed a trio of dragonflies and drew this:
|and then wrote this hiku:
Warm weather brings joy
Jessie drew these drawings:
|On the left is a wet dragonfly on a yellow leaf
and eggs on a red leaf.
Right are mating dragonflies and a crystal from the footpath
Just as we were leaving I spotted these two:
|Not sure what kind they are but they are big!|
We read from the handbook and Jessie really wants to do a small tank with some dragonfly nymphs so we can watch them change. Not sure the weather is going to cooperate today but it sounds like a fun project.
On the way to the car Jessie found a dragonfly wing so we were able to add some microscope time to this. I didn’t have them draw that as it was late in the day and they were antsy to be done and let loose.