The first find of the season was this beautiful Big Poplar Sphinx (Pachysphinx modesta) moth. We kept her overnight and she surprised us the next morning with a batch of eggs. The Intermediates are carrying out observations to see whether the eggs are fertile and will hatch. We will also look into what makes a good habitat for this species and try to recreate it for the caterpillars should they hatch.
The science group here at Eagle is always happy to have you share, so bring us your specimens so we can photograph them, or post them on this blog yourself. I may not always have the time to identify the species, so I'll post some good internet sites for identifying plants, animals & fungi found around our school so you can try to identify them yourself. We'll give updates as we go along. Happy discovering!