Gwynn's Wildlife Adventures


This is a blog I made for my 9 year old daughter to showcase the interesting bugs and plants she finds.

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Gwynn’s newest friend, Alfred the painted turtle.

Gwynn’s newest friend, Alfred the painted turtle.

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Gwynn has been growing sunflowers this summer!  The tall one, before it bloomed, measured over 8 feet tall!!  She is quite proud of them. 

Gwynn has been growing sunflowers this summer!  The tall one, before it bloomed, measured over 8 feet tall!!  She is quite proud of them. 

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Gwynn’s second pet of the day: A swallowtail butterfly.

Gwynn’s second pet of the day: A swallowtail butterfly.

GWynn’s pet of the day: A big old bull frog!!  I love how she’s holding him.

Gwynn’s pet of the day: a Katydid!  She said when she picked him up, he would try to bite her with his grasshopper like mouth parts.  He also made this sound that was really cool!  A combination of a cricket and a cicada! :D

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Gwynn has spent her summer collecting the creatures she finds outside, plying with them for a while, and letting them go.  I’ll post the pictures of these creatures over the next couple weeks.  

Today, she found this cicada that was on it’s way to shedding it’s shell. :D

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Gwynn made a snowman today! 

Gwynn made a snowman today! 

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Happy independence Day from Toadzilla the patriotic toad!

Happy independence Day from Toadzilla the patriotic toad!

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buggirl said: Hi! I love that your daughter is a future entomologist and you nurture her love for the natural world. It's so cool. Anyway, in case you didn't know, your leaf bug is a Greater Angle Winged Katydid. Microcentrum rhombifolium. And it will puke in self defense if you pick it up ( so strange!). Have a great day!

Sorry it took so long to answer.  I don’t log in often unless Gwynn asks me too.  Thank you so much for the information! I’m glad you enjoy her blog.

Here is a Polyphemus moth Gwynn rescued from a neighbor kid.

Here is a Polyphemus moth Gwynn rescued from a neighbor kid.

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