Westside Secondary School students in Mrs. Kelly’s SBI 3U class set up their Malaise trap today on our school property in Orangeville, Ontario.
We chose a spot on grass right next to a marsh area that is adjacent to our school property hoping that the vegetation of the comparatively undisturbed natural habitat might lead a larger number of insects being captured.
The weather was windy, posing a some challenges when it came to pegging it to the ground. We are going to have to go back out tomorrow to make sure that it is still in place and catching insects.
We took advantage of being outside and gave back to the environment by collecting garbage on our way back in from setting the trap up.
Pictures will follow!