My favorite part was seeing the stink bug.
Wow! That must have been neat! Did it smell?
Stink bugs don't smell too bad unless you are thinking of eating one - they make a smell like nail polish remover when they are scared.
It did not smell
I am a little scared of bugs! Should I be scared of a stink bug?
My favorite part is all the nature.
Gesa - I love being out in nature too. Yesterday I took my Owen and Tessa on a hike near the quarry in Wallingford. It was a blue blaze trail. It was beautiful!
I love being outside in nature too! What is your favorite part of nature? My favorite part of nature is its sound. I love hearing birds singing, leaves falling and water flowing.
My favorite part about the Wolf tree trail was seeing the stink bug.
Monica - was the stink bug smelly? Hope you had a great nature walk.
Why did you like seeing the stink bug? Was it because it was really stinky? I hope your class took a picture of it so I can see the stink bug!
My favorite part was seeing the seed bug.
Christian - what is a seed bug? I have never heard of that.
A seed bug? I was thinking of the same question as Mrs. Lussier! What's a seed bug? Why was that your favorite part?
I have never heard of a seed bug. is it small like a seed? What color is it?
Seed bugs belong to a group of insects called "true bugs" - all bugs are insects but not all insects are bugs! There are several different kinds of seed bugs. The one I am familiar with are brownish and about 1/2 inch long, they have tiny heads and a a sharp pointed mouth.
I like Mrs. Klattenberg.because she teaches about animals.
Owen, I love learning from her too! What is your favorite animal to learn about?
Owen-I like Mrs. Klattenberg too! She teaches me so many great things about animals and nature!
To Mrs. Loffredo's class - I enjoyed our walk yesterday too because it was such an amazingly beautiful day and we didn't have to wear jackets. The seed bug looks really cool with its tiny head but it does do damage to seeds. The green stink bug is the seed bug's cousin and I was lucky it didn't make my hand smell when I picked it up to show all of you! Can't wait for the next time we go.
I was hoping we would see a snake yesterday, but Mrs. Klattenberg said the rocks were too warm! But we were lucky to be on a Nature Walk when it was 70 degrees!
I'm not sure I ever saw a stink bug or a seed bug. Will you draw me a picture or find a picture of one to show me? It sounds like you had a wonderful hike yesterday.
Where did you find all of these bugs? I love Nature Walks with Mrs. Klattenberg. I have been in first grade for 17 years and I still learn something new each time we go on a walk! You are SO lucky that it was a nice warm day in March!
It sounds like you all had a lot of fun on your nature walk. I hope you can go on some more, especially now that it is nearly spring.
It's a good thing you got to go outside on such a nice day.
I love learning from Mrs. Klattenberg too! She is awesome! It is great to be able to go outside without our heavy jackets and enjoy nature. I can't wait to see all the spring flowers beginning to bloom.
why didn't we see a snake?
When I go for a walk in Vermont I often see garter snakes. If I see one snake, I say I have had a OSW which stands for a One Snake Walk.
I liked seeing the apple crust.
The fungus you are thinking of is a cedar apple rust (not crust). I can't wait to show all of you the very strange thing it is going to do soon when we have a few warm rainy days!
I like being with Mrs. Klattenberg because she is so cool! My favorite thing was that the wolf tree is still alive.
We are lucky at it was 70 degrees. Wow, that was really warm.
Mrs. Lussier, my favorite animal to learn about is the wood frogs.