TFN Juniors Summer Adventures With Metamorphosis

Hello Junior Naturalists.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the TFN Juniors slideshow this week. We always enjoy sharing the adventures everyone has been on this week. What a surprise for those of us that have been raising butterflies–a Black Swallowtail chrysalis was harboring a parisitoid wasp! What a handsome spider wasp mimic she was too!

Thanks for all the other observations–moths, grasshoppers and dragonflies. August is certainly the month that some of these creatures become active and visible

Please try Vannessa’s Spider game. Please print this, find the words, and send it in to be included in next week’s slideshow — or for the technically adventurous, try annotating the PDF with the program of your choice.

Also have a look at the Spider video from the Nature Channel. Wow, are spiders crazy predators–so clever at what they do!

Your challenge for next week is to find spiders–August is a great month for them–Good luck!

Jim and I are off for the next month. Monica is going to be managing the weekly Blogpost with Vannessa’s assistance. Monica will send a reminder notice on Monday. Thanks for your continuing support by sending in photos, drawings, poems and stories of your recent nature adventures.

The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.