Thursday, May 28, 2009


Maddy sent away for this "Ladybug Land" observation habitat for Grace and Jack so they can observe firsthand the life cycle of a ladybug: egg, larva, pupa, adult. Currently, Grace and Jack's ladybugs are in the larva stage. Every morning Grace takes excellent care of the ladybug larva by giving them several drops of water from a pipette (they love high humidity). Within the next several days the ladybug larvae will begin the pupal stage of their lives. Then, they'll curl up their bodies and spend a few days protected by an outer covering while they change shape within. After approximately five days, adult ladybugs will emerge. This is such a tremendous learning experience for both Jack and Grace. We'll be sure to post pictures of the spotted ladybugs once they emerge! We are planning a big ladybug celebration day to set the ladybugs free in our yard after they arrive.

1 comment:

Poppy and Maddy said...

Oh, Grace, we loved having "Ladybug Land" in our home with you. How we are missing your sweet, positive, loving, energetic, happy, encouraging, inquiring, learning, and tremendous energy! You added the biggest ray of sunshine and the most colorful rainbow to our home last week. We keep saying..."this time last week...we were......"!!
Poppy and I are so excited about the emergence of the ladybugs. We want to hear every-single detail. We cannot wait to see what you, Jack, and Mommy come up with for their arrival and unveiling. We are sure that it will be one of the huge events on Leisure Lane this summer!!
We Miss and LOVE you and Jack more than than ever.

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