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Last day of bug trap!

Today Emma, Meagan, and Paige checked the bug traps on the last day of the project! We  found many bugs but unfortunately you can not see a lot of the bugs due to the piece of paper in the bottom. We enjoyed doing this project along with the University of Guelph, and hope they are successful with your research. We thank you for letting us be part of this experiment we really enjoyed it!

Oops…the boys forgot to attach their pictures to the previous post…

Having fun while checking the traps, the boys wanted a picture included in their post, but forgot to do so.  Sooo…I am putting it here.

In terms of the trap, it is a nice day outside and the boys assure me that we have quite a few insects in the trap.  Level wise, we are still around 1.  I removed the Week 1 collection bottle and had a look inside.  In terms of interesting specimens, could see some caddis flies, at least one syrphid fly, and a few solitary wasps.


St. Charles College…up and running…and…cue freezing temperatures.

The trap at St. Charles College in Sudbury is up, running and visible from my classroom. Unfortunately for us, though, the weather became unseasonably cold and wet for the past few days. We have a few insects in the trap at this point, but not many. However, we are supposed to be in for some warm sunny weather for the remainder of the week; hopefully we get a lot more in the way of insects.

One thing I think would be useful would be clear plastic collection bottles. That way we could see what types of insects are actually in the bottle.