Monday, June 1, 2009

Meet the Millipede...

Found by C. this guy immediately curled into a C to protect himself. With two legs per segment on most of his body we guessed correctly - it's a millipede! When we find something we haven't met in person before we like to do some research, I included some of our best finds below.



As you can see from this photo this millipede is about as long as C's little finger...



More info -

A great colouring/info page at Enchanted Learning
Also check out: biokids - courtesy of UMichigan they have a lot of great "critter" info with field guides, habitat info and more.

And of course a favourite place for creepy crawler info: bugguide.net
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3 comments:

moefamily said...

Thanks for all the "bug" info, Kristin! We had a "bug" themed party for the twins this weekend thanks to your craft ideas and inspiration!! Much appreciated:)

Joanna said...

those thing give me the hebbie gebbies... you're a good mom - i would have run away screaming :)

Traci said...

super long bug! Hunter would go nuts! thanks for the pointers~