Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yesterday, Andy and I were at Strybing, teaching people about caterpillars and butterflies. It was very well attended, in spite of the cold wind. The umbrella blew over and broke before the end of the day. Next year I am wearing long underwear and a winter coat!

Today was the butterfly class at the UC Botanical Garden. The kids and their grandmother seemed to really enjoy the class. The grandmother found a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar, and you can see her pointing it out to the kids in the photo. The students got to see lots of beautiful live specimens up close. Then they watched a fabulous video on life cycle. After learning about rearing, they were ready to get out in the Garden and see some insects in their habitat. It was too cold for the butterflies to be flying, but the bees were out, and we found an egg, and of course, the caterpillar.

It was a busy weekend, but we all had a great time.

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