A Bug’s Life

 

Even the tiny creatures have an important job in our ecosystem. Last week at Wilton Place, we got to know our bug’s life a little better. There are some bugs that plant’s consider friends; for example honeybees and butterflies helpful pollinators. Although garden pest can be bit of a hassle for some plants they even play an important role because they are food for some of our other garden buddies like birds, garden spiders and lady bugs.

Students got a chance to explore the bugs roles through a game very similar to freeze tag, where some students where garden friends, somewhere foes and others where flowers

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The garden pest would freeze our busy flowers while the garden friends would unfreeze them.

Students then took a look closely in the garden and witness some very busy and small critters in our garden.

 

 

Ranger Christina