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Leigh Hornbuckle

Bossier City, LA, United States

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Several weeks ago our playground had many caterpillars crawling around. We had just planted our pollinator garden so all were excited to see the potential for many butterflies. We identified the species and collected a couple to watch more closely. Students were shocked to know it would not be a butterfly. After a couple of weeks we had little brown moths. Surprise- one was a lot larger than the others and we found some wierd little foam cylinder wrapped around a twig in the container. More research- eggs. This is a never ending lesson since now we are learning about where silk comes from. Moths were relesed in the tree they were found in; hope all goes well.

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Eastern Tent Moth

Eastern Tent Moth

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