Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nature Study: Lizard and Dragon Fly

This week our nature study was pretty free form.  E-R headed off with the camera in search of a lizard.   
and found this little guy.   

I-E and I happened upon this guy.   

I never realized how well dragon flies camouflage themselves.

I was also able to identify this guy as a dragonfly instead of a damselfly 
because of the way it is holding its wings.   Dragonflies hold their wings horizontal while at rest.  Damselflies hold their wings vertical to their bodies while at rest.

After going home we researched dragonflies and damselflies, but were unable to identify this guy  
though we learned a ton from our research.  

Two excellent websites we used for research.

What have you found in your neck of the woods lately?

1 comment:

  1. Very cool - I love helping my kids enjoy learning with what we see in our own backyard =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great Thanksgiving & see you next week,
    Beth =-)


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