The weather for our first day of week two saw us go out with umbrellas. The temperature has definately dropped and it’s feeling a lot like fall. 16 degrees, 74% humidity, 100% cloud cover. It was raining so hard we didn’t take out our camera! Interested to see what impact that may have on our catch rate for tomorrow!!
On Friday our class had a very good catch, we caught between 35 and 40 bugs! There were no disturbances to our trap. It was windy and cold, that was the only downside. But it didn’t seem to impact our catch! We continue to work together taking turns recording, measuring taking pictures, blogging and tweeting!
Day three went well other than that we needed to move a peg because the trap was lops-sided. Weather was steady at 26oC and was pretty cloudy at 80% cover. We caught roughly 25 insects. The trap was not disturbed, but the tape was messed with.
Dear Fellow Trappers, two days ago we set up the trap. Making the Malaise trap was lots of fun. At first, we were a little confused but we figured it out because we worked together. While we were making the trap, there was a wasp trying to get in the ethanol. But besides the troubles, making the trap was a success. 🙂 Wish you all success as well !!!!!
Gordon A Brown 7A
7A sees the fruit of their labour! Over 20 specimens trapped. Scientific inquiry well underway.
7A at Gordon A. Brown in Toronto sets up the trap and the excitement starts to build. Predictions flying(lol)! How many bugs will we collect? Will we actually catch anything? Can we get lab coats and microscopes? We’re up and running. Very engaged!