This morning's program was a new Junior Ranger program, and we invited the kids to catch some type of bug and bring it to the program to be identified. The park has a small collection of insects that we brought along, and Teri and I caught a few things beforehand just in case. But we shouldn't have worried, as kids (and their parents) came up with plenty!!
The first young man to arrive brought a great big slug with him. I don't have a Field Guide to Slugs (though one does exist!!) so we weren't exactly sure what kind it was. Turns out it was a Leopard Slug.
|Watcha' got in the bag??|
We had a group of girls show up with the best (biggest) beetle of the day. I gave them the field guide and pointed them to the beetle section, and in short order they identified it as a Yellow Douglas-fir Borer. These kids are good!
|Got a big beetle!|
|Yellow Douglas-fir Borer|