Monday, August 2, 2010

Bug Hunting

The kids have been enjoying hunting for bugs a lot lately. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that they enjoy helping me hunt for bugs, which is not quite what I envisioned when I got them the nets and bug "houses". I really don't like bugs. I've found lady bugs pretty gross ever since my dorm room in college was invaded by swarms of lady bugs one autumn. And every time one of the grasshoppers we've got jumps I've have to work hard to suppress a squeal of disgust. Guess what the most common kind of insects are we've been finding? Yep, ladybugs and grasshoppers. Also a few roly-polys, and some sort of little hopping/flying beetle that lives in our grass. We almost caught a month/butterfly once, but it got away at the last second. Anyway, I'm really hoping with some more practice that this is something the kids can do somewhat independently!!!


  1. A new blog! A new life! Same great photography! Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do! Good luck with the bug hunting!

  2. Love that first bug hunting picture of the three of them...too cute!

  3. Oh, you're a good mama! I'll never forget the night Katherine and I made a "pit trap" to catch insects. She's was thrilled, but I was just hoping Chris would come home early the next day so *he* could deal with all those yucky bugs. Ew!

    At least you got some great pictures!