Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can I Bug You For a Minute?

I can’t believe that I forgot to post these earlier, but I just have to share Honor’s bug friends. Honor found these guys in grandpa’s garden (in California) while we were on R&R. I guess that she really missed her baby bird after we delivered it to the wildlife rehabilitation place, and so she had to adopt new friends to fill the gap.

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Big, green creepy friends.

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She taught them tricks

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I think the guy on the left was a better student.

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Good behavior earned them great treats

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They also got baths and naps. Spoiled rotten worms!

Honor also found another buddy to care for…

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I guess it reminded her of her baby bird.

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It may have actually been bigger than the baby bird… let’s see… baby bird…

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moth…

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I think the moth was bigger!

6 comments:

Bethany and Will said...

Okay, those bugs are so cool! The kiddos in my classes would love them! Any idea what kind they are?

Nomads By Nature said...

What a caring young lady! Aren't summers just the best when you get to be with nature in ways you never even dreamed of?!

Connie said...

I think the big worms are tomato hornworms... yep, they are, here is a great wiki page on them. The moth is the same bug! Five Spotted Hawkmoth. Here's the wiki page.

Connie said...

Honor is a caring girl! :) She absolutely loves any and all creatures. It's a beautiful trait! I do like when they get to be a part of nature... so often we have to say 'Don't touch' for very good reason (protect the kid, protect nature) so it's nice when they can interact.

btw - Bethany, speaking of nature and caring for it, we were able to visit a wildlife rehab place where Honor brought her rescued bird to be cared for and released. I blogged about our visit here LINK and their own site is here LINK

Brooke said...

Those are some serious critters. You are much braver that I!

Connie said...

Brooke - I did my best to not touch them ;D .. although I did have to get the moth out of her hair a couple of times.