It was a rainy week for us, however it looks like we a little bit more successful this week than last. We are estimating we collected over 200 insects this week.
On Friday our class had a very good catch, we caught between 35 and 40 bugs! There were no distrubances to our trap. It was windy and cold, that was the only downside. But it didn’t seem to impact our catch! We continue to work together taking turns recording, measuring taking pictures, blogging and tweeting!
A huge thank you to some former St. Michael Warriors who helped take down the trap on Friday.
It was definitely good timing as cold air, wind and rain blew in Friday evening…and we woke up to a dusting of snow on Saturday morning here in Calgary – and a windchill of -4C.
Our research period has come to an end. The research team did a final meeting and dismantled the trap and then compared week 1 and week 2 catch. The weather is getting much cooler, therefore we are seeing fewer insects. Frost had spread on roofs Friday morning. We are so thankful that our school was chosen to participate in the School Malaise Trap Program and we cannot wait to see the results of our research!