Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bug Garden

Wow over a month since my last post - sorry but life has been full.

We've been having a lot of fun exploring bugs. We decided to grow our own bug garden this year instead of bringing in sod.

We planted grass, lettuce, wild flowers and wheat grass seeds. After about a week it was ready for bugs to move in. Families brought in slugs, caterpillars, centipedes and millipedes, worms, wood bugs, an earwig, and snails.

We included rocks, sticks and flowers for a more natural environment.

The children used a spray bottle to imitate the rain and when the grass gets too long they use scissors to cut it.