Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Never Too Old

You're never too old to learn something new. If you read yesterday's post, you know that we went camping this weekend. When we checked into the campground, we were warned about mountain lions and told that the bees were plentiful as well. However, we were also given a tarantula warning. That was a new one for me, and the very first night I happened upon a group of excited children who had spotted a tarantula. Unfortunately for the tarantula, it had also been spotted by a tarantula hawk, a type of large wasp that stings its prey and ....well, the rest is too graphic for this website. But, if you have a child who is interested in insects or spiders, you may want to find out more about tarantula hawks. Just remember - nature isn't always pretty!

4 comments:

terri.forehand said...

Good to know about Tarantula Hawks, very interesting. I posted your site on my blog tonight so other parents and kids can find you too.

Terri
http://heartfeltwords4kids.blogspot.com
http://www.freewebs.com/heartfeltwords4kids/

Dorit Sasson said...

As one who still cannot stand the sight of creepy crawlies and snakes and stuff, this post was very hopeful and helpful for me.

That's one of the reasons why I still am afraid to camp in the woods!

Lisa Kirby said...

Hi, Theresa,

Ugh! Bugs! I'm terrified of snakes and spiders, but I found your post interesting. My parents purchased a wonderful set of animals encyclopedias when my sisters and I were very young. I've tried to pass that interest in animals on to our children (even the animals I can't stand!)

Have a great day,
Lisa Kirby
www.familyfunandfood.blogspot.com

Dorothy Massey said...

Love your site, Theresa. The colour scheme is gorgeous and your blogs both fun and informative. Dorothy