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Where Will the Next E&E Adventure Be?

Where Will the Next E&E Adventure Be?

We are packed and ready to go on our next adventure. We are giving you clues to where we are heading as this habitat is not as well known as others for sure!

  • We’re going to South America.
  • It’s not the rainforest, but it is in Brazil.
  • There are giant areas of flood plains.
  • This habitat has a specific name.
  • It is a very biodiverse habitat.

Can you guess where we are going?

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We Spy Rosettes!

We Spy Rosettes!

We headed to local treehouse to spot the next animal as it is the largest predator in the area. We thought it best to stay out of it’s way, but wow is it a gorgeous cat! Are you ready to learn who we saw?

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Jaguar Fun Facts: 

  • Jaguars are covered in spots called rosettes. These help them blend in with the rainforest.
  • Jaguar rosettes are different than leopard spots. Jaguars have a spot in the middle!
  • They are the largest cat in the Americas, growing up to 7ft long and up to 200 lbs. Wow!
  • They are solitary and territorial.
  • These large cats are more active than other large cats, like lions. They have recently found to be most active as dusk and dawn (crespuscular).
  • They are listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.

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We loved watching this stealthy predator prowl the forest floor. They do spend most of their time on the ground, but the are able climbers.

 

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Teeny Tiny Bird

Teeny Tiny Bird

After our all nighter looking for frogs, we stayed up a bit longer to find a little bird before napping away the day. This little fast birdie was not easy to spot as it is one of the smallest hummingbirds around.

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Scintillant Hummingbird Fun Facts: 

  • These little birds grow up to around 3 inches long. It is just a little larger than the smallest bird in the world- the bee hummingbird.
  • They have little straight black beaks.
  • Scintillant hummingbirds eat nectar.
  • Males are very territorial.
  • Females build the nests, incubate the eggs and raise the babies.

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These teeny birds are so adorable. They are Ellie and Edmond sized :)!

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Costa Rica!

Costa Rica!

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Hello and greetings from Central America! We are settling in to our tree house that we are using for base camp. We’re going to learn more about this gorgeous little country today before we begin some of the awesome animals next week! Woohoo!

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Costa Rica Fun Facts:

  • Costa Rica is located in Central America. The capital is San Jose.
  • Costa Rica’s marine areas are larger than its land area.
  • There are 7 active volcanoes in the country. Poas volcano has the 2nd largest crater in the world.

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  • There are 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica.
  • 10% of the world’s butterflies call Costa Rica home. That is about 1,000 species.
  • Costa Rica has a rainy season & a dry season. We are end of the rainy season.
  • Costa Rica contains about 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
  • It borders the Pacific ocean and the Caribbean ocean.

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This is one super neat place full of amazing species! We can hardly wait to meet some of them! See you Monday!

 

 

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Dave the Daddy Long Legs!

Dave the Daddy Long Legs!

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Hi! I’m Dave the daddy long legs! I’m that familiar arachnid that everyone knows, but what do your really know about me? Well campers I’m here to tell you 8 great things about daddy long legs!

  1. I’m not a true spider! Yes, I am an arachnid, but I have one solid body and one pair of eyes. Technically I’m more closing related to scorpions.
  2. I belong to a group of arachnids who are called harvestmen. We get that name because we are spotted near the time of the harvest.
  3. We’ve been on the planet for 400 million years! You can find my relatives on every continent but Antarctica- we leave that cold place for the penguins! Brrrrrrr!
  4. I don’t have venom. So that old wives tail that I’m deadly but my fangs are too short is just a big ole lie, because I don’t have fangs either!
  5. There are around 6,000-7,000 known species of us harvestmen. We come in big and small sizes and let me tell you- some of us are wild looking!
  6. No- my legs do not grow back! So, please leave them on me!
  7. We are clean and tidy. After meals, we run our legs through our jaws to clean them! We’re the cats of the arachnid world! Hahaha!
  8. We’re not in to traveling. We live our whole lives in one small area. So no need to try and sell us a suitcase.

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Well I hope now that you more about me and my cousins, it will make you appreciate us! Don’t worry- we won’t bite :)!

 

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Butterflies!

Butterflies!

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Today we’re learning about butterflies in camp! We have some fun facts and a great poem written by Edmond! Butterflies are his favorite! It is a myth that they were originally called fluttebys, but it still makes us giggle.

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  • Butterflies are insects.
  • They have six legs, two antenna and a segmented body.
  • They have 4 wings. Those wings are covered in tiny scales.
  • Butterflies have a 4 stage life cycle; egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.
  • Female butterflies lay their eggs on plants.
  • Most caterpillars are herbivores, where as their adult form the butterfly is a nectar eater.
  • There are around 20,000 species of butterflies.
  • Butterflies are found on all continents except Antarctica.

 

 

Oh Butterfly- by Edmond Horse

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby

You are a gorgeous bug!

Oh Butterfly, Flufferby

You start in a cocoon so snug.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

How I love your colors so.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

We love to watch you grow.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

You have the most delicate wings.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

You make me want to sing.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

It’s time for you to pollinate.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

You are top rate!

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

You taste with your feet!

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

That is just so neat!

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

You are most special.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

You stop by each and every blossom.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

I could watch you all day.

Oh Butterfly, Flutterby,

My love for you will never stray!

 

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FROG WEEK- GUESS THE FROG!!!

FROG WEEK- GUESS THE FROG!

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  • I live in the rainforests of Central America.
  • I am nocturnal.
  • My eye color is thought to thwart predators.

WHO AM I?

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