What can you find?
Teacher: The Discovery Club is on it! Ranger Matthew found what we believe (after observation, documentation, and investigation) to be milkweed bugs. Can anyone confirm our theory?
Head of Lower School: I was investigating yesterday at recess with Charlie Z and Maewen G. Maewen seemed to think these (pic below) are milkweed bugs. She and Charlie wanted to know more about the caterpillars.
Teacher: Yesterday Nick A., Becca L., and I found a Steel Blue Cricket Hunter Wasp! I didn't get a picture, but here is one from the internet. It was so pretty!
They are mostly harmless. The males do not have stingers and the females will only sting if they are provoked or feel their nest is threatened.
I used the Seek App on my phone to identify the wasp. The app can also be used to identify plants and mammals!