Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our Trip to the Arboretum

When we got to the arboretum, Dad told me to take pictures of 5 different butterflies.  Right when Dad told me, Mom saw a spider which I took pictures of.  Then there were more on the other side.  


The first butterfly I saw was white.  

We saw a fairy garden in a log and Dad said I think those are termites eating that.

The second butterfly was orange and I saw a bunch of bumblebees.  

I found a blue butterfly and took a couple of pictures.

We saw a moth that curled its tongue, that was very cool.  The moth looked like a hummingbird and kinda like a moth.  He was very big. 

White-lined Sphinx Moth

Mom thought she saw a snake, but someone else told it us it was a blue-tailed skink. We saw one hiding in the rocks later.  

I saw a another orange butterfly, Dad thinks it is pearl crescent but is not sure.  

Dad saw a damselfly, Danielle said "That's a dragonfly" but I told her it was a damselfly.  Mom saw a dragonfly, and I said "Is it alive?"  Mom said I don't think so.  Then we saw ants eating it.


Mom saw a very cool plant that had little lines going down from it with a big ball on top.

Mom saw a blue-tailed skink that's tail had fell off. I saw a dragonfly by it.


I tricked Dad by saying "I see a big dragonfly", but it was just a bench. 

Mom showed me a grasshopper, nobody else saw it. I said where is it, then mom showed me.

I saw a grasshopper when Mom told me to take a picture of a dragonfly.

I saw a grasshopper nobody else saw.

Dad pointed to a dragonfly on a log in the pond and it was in the middle on the way back.


Mom saw a red bug, nobody knew what kind it was.  

Malcolm writing now, below are other photos that Michaela wanted to include in this blog post even though they did not fit with her story. 

Michaela took over 300 photos today, including one of us.


Cindy Gold said...

Great story and photo's Michaela; glad you had such a nice family outing. Keep up the good work you're doing with writing and picture taking.

Christine Kline, co-chair Wings Over Weston said...

Thank you so much for exposing your daughter to nature and for finding ways for her to connect with it. It brings joy to my heart to see a young child finding their entertainment in the natural world and not through electronics. I'm going to share this to our Wings Over Weston Facebook page. Please like our page and bring Michaela next year to this wonderful festival!

Steph said...

So beautiful! Great job, Michaela, posting the pictures and telling the story!