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Monday, May 20, 2013

Our Trip to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Here's a quick pictorial look at our trip to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. Thank you so much to Ms. Cohen, Ms. Boogaard and Ms. Thyne (and Mr. Conte from Ms. Anderson's room) for their fabulous chaperoning throughout the trip!

Our naturalist, Bruce, explaining the tools we will use to catch 'land insects'.


Nick, checking out a 'land net' for results.





Later, we put our insects into small containers to look at more closely.

There's a dragonfly in there somewhere! 

Bruce used a flow chart to show us how to determine what kinds of insects we found.

Mr. and Mrs. Goose and their three goslings taking a swim on the Ipswich River.

Learning about 'water insects'.



Bruce, demonstrating the use of a strainer (sieve) to collect water insects.


Insects like to hide!

"Let's see what we got!"




"I hope we find some tadpoles!"

Cleaning the strainers before returning them to their place.

Returning the insects to their natural habitat.

What a fabulous class!

Oh my! Whose class is this??




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