Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A Ladybird Discovery

Hannah and her friend Hermionie were really excited to spot a ladybird laying eggs on the tree on the green opposite our house.

Hermionie's dad took this great picture for Hannah

Hannah looked it up in her British Wildlife Detectives Handbook and online and learned that the ladybird eggs would hatch into larva within a week. They will stay a larva for 10 -15 days before going into a pupal stage and then becoming an adult. The entire life cycle of the ladybird only lasts between 4 and 7 weeks!

Hannah has checked on the eggs every day and has discovered lots and lots of clumps of eggs all over the tree!

Every day Hannah checks on the eggs and comes running back across the green to tell me what she has seen!

Of course the discovery had to go into her nature journal as well!


Theresa Novak said...

Wow! That is one awesome photo! I love that this inspired your girl to research!

pixieminx said...

The nature journal entry is fantastic, hope Hannah gets to see the whole life cycle happen :)

PrairieJenn said...

What a great photo of the ladybird and her eggs (we call them ladybugs here:) I love that Hannah was inspired to learn more, check on the eggs daily, and journal about it! That's interest led learning in a nutshell!!

Jessica said...

How cool is that! Summer is the perfect time for nature watching!