Petitcodiac’s grade 9 Malaise Trap has been a very interesting experience. In the beginning, we were rather frustrated with the lack of captured insects, but we later discovered we had left the cap on! You can definitely say it was a learning experience. We marched down and back rain or shine (but mostly rain) and even after returning to the school drenched our excitement never lacked. Even though the rain damaged the tent nearly every night we were determined to persevere in our research. Our volume went up nearly 20 insects each day. But of course the weather took a toll on our volume. We were devastated to discover we lost 20 of our captives on day 8.
We want to send out great thanks to the family who have generously donated the use of their back lawn to aid our cause!