It may have been difficult for us
to get up at 9 am for our Nature Experienceship with Dr. Shawn Clark, but apparently it was even harder for the insects. Ectothermic animals heat themselves using the sun, so these creatures didn’t come out until it’s nice and warm outside. We explored the museum’s massive insect collection until it warmed up enough for some bugs to make an appearance. Once the sun came out, we made our way to Hobble Creek. We dredged the river, swept the bushes, stayed good and clear of the hornet’s nest, and filled our bottles with all sorts of insects.
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