Thursday, August 16, 2007

The bug farm.

Last weekend while I was off having a fun day of art fair shopping in Lake Geneva, WI with my friend Rachel, Mark and N. made this bug farm.

When Mark makes anything out of wood it is sturdy. N. can barely carry this thing around! N. did all the decorating himself. It was a really fun father-son project for them.

Tonight as I was cooking dinner, N. asked me to come and look at a really big bug. I wasn't crazy about that idea, but I looked anyway. It turned out to be a katydid. Of course, N. wanted it for his bug farm and guess who had to catch it? It was way out of N.'s reach. I could barely reach it with the bug catcher, but I managed somehow.

The katydid will experience a nice bug farm accommodation for a short while before being released back into nature. I hope he enjoys his stay.

5 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

He's beautiful! And kudos for catching him. You're a brave Mom : )

The Lone Beader said...

Awwww... the bug farm is so cute! Reminds me of when I was a kid...

iSew said...

I love the bug farm, but it's enough to make me think twice about having kids. lol I'm not sure I could be that great a mom and catch a bug. eugh

jessi said...

I love your katydid and that great picture with N looking through the mesh! Fun!

Christina said...

This is such a cool idea!!