Sunday, May 29, 2011

På let etter rumpetroll / Looking for tadpoles

Looking for tadpoles

Vi gikk for å se etter rumpetroll, men det var ingen å finne i dammen vår ved myra... Jeg tror nok vi er på let litt for tidlig. Men vi vet de bruker å være her :)

We went looking for tadpoles, but there was noone to be found in our little pond by the bog... I guess it's a bit early to look for them. But we know they use to be here :)

Looking for tadpoles

Heller ikke i bekken...

Nor in the little stream...

No tadpoles, but some mosquito larvae

Det eneste vi fant var noen mygglarver. Ikke fullt så morsomme å se på, men lærerikt lell.

The only thing we found was some mosquito larvae. Not quite as fun to watch, but a lesson in nature as well.

No tadpoles, but some mosquito larvae

Hva er inni puppen?? / What's inside the pupa??

The kids found a pupa laying on the ground some weeks ago. And last week this fly came out of it.

For noen uker siden fant Endre & Eirin en puppe på bakken da de lekte i skogen. Vi tok den med oss inn og la den i en boks og håpet at noe ville komme ut av den etterhvert ;)
Og det gjorde det. En morgen da de største ungene var på skolen og bare Endre og jeg var hjemme, hørte vi en merkelig lyd på kjøkkenet. Etter en stund fant vi ut at lyden kom fra boksen. Og vi kunne se at noe holdt på å kutte seg vei ut av puppen! Ungene hadde håpet på en sommerfugl, men det var en diger flue! Jeg har ingen anelse om hva slags flue dette er...
*Note to self: Vi trenger virkelig en god insekt/småkryp bok!

A few weeks ago, Endre & Eirin found a pupa on the ground when they were playing in the forest. We took it with us in and put it in a box. Hoping something would come out of it ;)
And it did. One morning after the older kids was off to school and just Endre and I were home, we heard a strange noise in the kitchen. After a while we found out that the noise came from the box. And we could see that something was cutting it's way out of the pupa! The kids had hoped for a butterfly, but instead it was a huge fly!  I have no idea what kind of fly tis is though..
*Note to self: We really need a good insect/bug book!


Vi ga den litt jordbær og vi kunne se at han/hun spiste på den. Endre syntes det var veldig kult :)

We gave it some strawberry and we could really see him/her eating on it. Endre thought it was very cool :)