Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Insects and Carnivorous Plants - fun!

We bought Jaymi a Venus Flytrap and today was the day that we learned all about carnivorous plants.
I learned so much!  It's a topic I didn't know much about.

For example, did you know that there are actually 5 type of traps that various carnivorous plants have?
Bladder traps, Snap traps, Flypaper traps, Lobsterpot traps, and Pitcher traps.

And did you know that you should never feed a Venus Flytrap, a caterpillar, a ladybug, or anything BUT an insect?

We made a little fold-out book about carnivorous plants, and even did a presentation for Mark, acting out the different types of plant traps.

Also, Jaymi found a fuzzy little caterpillar yesterday, and wanted to keep it to watch it turn into a butterfly (or a moth), so we made this pop bottle into a home for it today.  She named it, of course.  Fuzzy-Wuzzy. ;)

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