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.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.