Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Spring - an experience in immortality"
Henry David Thoreau

As Thoreau suggested, Spring is about renewal of life and spirit.  In Gan Shalom this month, we are experiencing first hand new life all around us.  Our Director prepared the coop for the arrival of our new feathered residents.


Our white Silkie is a favorite with the children.

Our children can't wait to see our new friends.

We also have five chicks that are not ready to move into the coop.

We were looking for insect eggs and discovered these on the cardoon plant.  As the children looked more carefully,  they saw the larva and pupa of a lady bug.

The children documented the life cycle of a lady bug as witnessed in Gan Shalom.

Do you know what this caterpillar really is?  Our students will tell you that it is the larva of a Fritillary butterfly.  To celebrate Spring, we made tissue paper butterflies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there a garden event on Mothers Day? I was at the Mark Bittman lecture, but didn't make note of the time on the flyer