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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dragonfly nymphs and waterscopes

 During our Summer Bug studies, we learned that dragonflies begin life as tiny water nymphs, so we made our own waterscopes and went exploring.

Summer is a great time to search for dragonfly nymphs. (When they are big enough, they crawl out of the water, latch on to a twig or stem to dry out.  Then they crawl out of their skin to emerge as beautiful dragonflies.)

We are off to the woods... 
with nets and waterscopes in hand.

Looking for dragonfly nymphs here...

and there.

We found one!


Evening has come. Time for the hike back
talking of our adventure all the way home. 


1 comment:

  1. We have a small backyard pond and often discover dragonfly nymphs in the springtime (when cleaning it). Aren't they amazing?!?


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