food web

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Baby spiders
Another egg case from my Black Widow spider just hatched. Notice that the babies are brown and white, instead of the characteristic shiny black with red markings. Why?

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hawk droppings
The hawk who roosts on our cliff has left plenty of evidence. Why are bird droppings usually white?

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butterfly
Viceroy butterflies mimic Monarch butterflies. Monarchs are mimics too. What do they mimic?

Hunting with an Umbrella

This activity is a result of preparing for another experiment. It began as an experiment with insects, but it was getting too long, so I chopped it in half. (The experiment, not the insect.) This time we will look at the amazing variety of insects that can be found almost everywhere, and in interesting way to collect them.

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