Lexington roly poly day

Kids are obsessed with roly pollis in the garden, so I figured they should know a thing or two about them! We learned all the parts of the roly poly, what they eat and where they live. They are helpful decomposers, but they also have a taste for strawberries. We also learned that they are crustaceans, not insects! The kids were impressed to find out that the little critters breathe with gills. We looked at some pictures of their relatives that live in the ocean. 20160511_091027

Shed exoskeletons that the kids found in the dirt

Shed exoskeletons that the kids found in the dirt

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