It is truly amazing what a difference two weeks can make! Two weeks ago, there was snow on the ground (and the Malaise Trap!) and now it is 33C! The students at Wellington Hall Academy were thrilled to participate in the program and can’t wait to see if any new insects were collected in the trap. Waiting for the results from the scientists at BIO!
It sure has been windy the past few days at Wellington Hall Academy in Guelph, ON! The Malaise Trap needs minor adjustments daily. Since the wind is blowing so hard and the ground is so soft, the guy ropes and pegs are being moved around a lot and today, the pegs were pulled out of the ground due to the big gusts.
We hope that it stops snowing and the temperatures warm up a bit. Despite the cold, we have collected a number of insects. The forecast next week looks to be warmer! Happy collecting everyone!
It didn’t take long for the insects to get trapped! After only a few short minutes, the trap had collected a few insects. Excitement prevails! Can’t wait to see how many insects are in the trap tomorrow morning!!
The grade 5/6 class has been exploring areas to set the Malaise Trap. Our school is located in one of the buildings at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph and we are lucky to have access to 240 hectares of land!
We scouted some areas and chose a location that would be close to the school so we can easily keep an eye on the trap. It is in an area that the students think will have a high insect biodiversity.
We are looking forward to deploying the Malaise Trap on Monday and we are glad the snow is gone!
The grade 5/6 students at Wellington Hall Academy are excited to begin the Malaise Trap process! If only Mother Nature would cooperate and the snow would stop!
The students are curious to see if there are any new species of insects to be found on the grounds.