There was a nice write up in the paper last week, talking about the Malaise trap and the work that we did while it was here. We are excited to share our experiences with the town. After the article showed up we were contacted by a radio station! I wonder if we’ll get to do an on-air interview?
St. Peter’s Grade 6 class, Unity, Sk
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
Over the weekend there was wind and a little bit of snow. This could have been the reason why our trap fell over. All of the pegs were ripped out of the ground and the whole trap fell down. We were lucky that we took the collection vessel out over the weekend!
St. Peter’s Grade 6 class
Today we went out to check the trap and noticed that there were a ton of bugs! When we were outside it seemed chilly and remembered that we are supposed to get snow tonight, so we are a little worried. Overall we’re all enjoying this project very much!
St. Peter’s Grade 6 class,
We checked the trap today and There were about 20 bugs inside it. If you are reading this. Take a moment of peace for the dead bugs.
St.Peter’s grade 6 class
Some people just don’t have any respect for Science! Over the weekend some people tampered with our trap. They ripped pegs out of the ground and the back was leaning a bit. The caution tape was also ripped off, but the damage was minor and some of us went over and fixed it over the weekend.
Today we attached the collection vessel, so now we’re ready to go. We’re excited to watch over it for the next couple of weeks. We hope to catch lots of cool insects!
St. Peter’s grade 6 class
“It’s a trap!”…a Malaise trap. We just found the perfect spot to deploy our trap. We are still a little worried that people might tamper with it, but we know that there are lots of bugs there, since they were crawling all over our teacher this morning. We can’t wait to launch on Monday.
St. Peter’s grade 6 class