The Big Apple captured her first dragonfly while playing at a friend's house the other day. She requested a net so that her captures be made a little more easy, and I was happy to supply My Apples with a net and a bug box so they could observe their winged friends.
Ever since, our days have been filled with dragonflies. FILLED. The girls were up and dressed and chasing dragonflies before I was even out of the bed this morning...their bug box filled with 3 of the flighty creatures.
We have abandoned our regular homeschool curriculum for the week, and have been studying dragonflies...where they live, what they eat, their lifecycle, the different species of dragonflies. It's been a very rewarding experience, to say the least.
And I bring you this very rewarding picture...The Middle Apple has become The Dragonfly Whisperer, so to speak. She captures them in the net, lets them hang out in the bug box for a few minutes, then she pokes her finger in the box and they climb right on it. I guess transferring said insect to your nose would be the next logical place.