I did, I did taw an awtropoda twap!
Hey Petri! You’re just “winging” this selfie thing, eh!
Does this thing dispense bird seeds?
You wanna talk about the birds AND the bees?
A selfie inside a selfie.
I look better from the side. Do my cheeks look green?
Petri the Green Cheek Conure (Pyrrhura molinae) and the Grade 11’s @ John Polanyi CI want to thank BIO for the great opportunity to study the arthropod diversity on our school grounds. Though we are sad to see the trap go, we are excited to get the results in a few short weeks.
Hope we win the selfie contest!
Tweet out 😉
It was a cold, and somber afternoon. Students were sad that it was time to take the Malaise trap down. Fed Ex will be here in the morning. Mrs. Muir thought with the freezing temperatures for this evening that it would not make much of a difference.
This was a great few weeks. We look forward to getting our results back and that of the others from Canada’s participating schools.
Over the weekend our trap was vandalized again. This time all the pegs were stolen and one of the poles were broken. Mrs. Kendrick had to dig through her garage to find the pegs that go with her inflatable Christmas decoration so that we could set up again. We taped the pole back together with duct tape and a stick for stability, but it’s not nearly as good as it was. It is up and working though and we’ve caught a weird red bug. We can’t wait to see what it is!
St. Peter’s grade 6 class, Unity, Sk.
Big black and yellow floating in our trap with three legs and one wing… a bumble bee!!! Our caution reasearch tape fell off and theres a lot of litter around our trap. On the good side though we have a lot of bugs, especially flies. We have been having lots of good luck.
St. Peter’s grade 6 class, Unity, Sk
Edmonton is covered with snow this morning. No bugs . the trap is under snow.
So our crummy weather in Alberta continues! Instead of just wind, we now have wind and snow – lots of wet, heavy snow. At this point we have about 30 bugsicles in our collection jar, and our prospects are not looking good!
Here is the 6S class, excited to start collecting for our third week!
Not too many insects after two weeks. There are a few spiders in there. Does having a lot of spiders around mean we would have less flying insects? Or does it mean there must be lots of other insects around to feed the spiders? Hoping for a good week 3!
We are an IB Biology 11 class located in West Vancouver, right on the west coast of the pacific ocean. Our Malaise trap will be set up right in our school’s backyard, 10 min away from the beach and twenty minutes below the tree line of Cypress mountain. This unique environment is home to many interesting animals, and with the help of out Malaise trap, we might even discover a whole new species! (written by Jana Rankov, Gr. 11)