Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Microlife in firewood

It was one of those natural learning moments when a discovery turns into hours of exploration and study.

All that firewood we stacked? And those critters we found in between the wood and the bark? The 'Art Digger Beetles'? Turns out they are Borer beetles and very cool to observe with Jed's new microscope. We got to see every stage of their life cycle up close and in action. We could even peer into tunnels with it. VERY cool! 

They inspired another page in Jed's nature diary. I am not sure I want them IN the house though...we have alot of wood around here!

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