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By Carol A. Amato

Get to grasp the superb creatures correct open air your door!What do toads prefer to consume? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you have ever longed to grasp extra in regards to the conduct of the animals and bugs that stay on your yard, this is the ebook you have been awaiting! With yard Pets, you can find out find out how to capture and take care of plenty of various, easy-to-find critters, from impressive toads to slithering slugs. you will practice every kind of investigations and actions, together with getting to know how snails devour and the way caterpillars shield themselves, sooner than you come your newly chanced on pets correctly to their normal domestic. and you may even the way to allure birds and butterflies to home made feeders and gardens for you to become aware of them on a daily basis as they pass approximately their extraordinary lives.As you care for your pets, you are going to methods to interpret fireflies' indications; how you can appeal to worms from their burrows with sound; and the way to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. alongside the way in which, you will discover plenty of attention-grabbing evidence in regards to the lives of those smart critters-from what their favourite meals are to how they see, listen, and movement, or even how they assist the surroundings.

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It’s a good idea to get a field guide to caterpillars and butterflies from the library so that you’ll be able to identify what you find. Caterpillars to avoid Bristly spines Red and white strip on side Green body Io moth caterpiller Long hairs 6 pairs of red bumps Five pairs of blue bumps near head Orange stripe on back, white stripes on side Gypsy moth caterpiller How can I catch them? This is fairly easy! On your search, take along a small container with a lid. ) Ask an adult to make a few holes in the lid so that the creature can breathe.

Qxd 1/16/02 4:09 PM Page 38 Conclusions: Were the reactions the same in each worm? If they differed, describe how. Most worms react to light by wriggling when the light is focused on their front end. Did your investigation support this? Think about it: You learned that the worm’s sensory organs are located in its head. How do the light-sensitive cells help it to find and come to the surface of the ground from its burrow? I N V E S T I G A T I O N 3 Touch Test You will need: a worm a damp paper towel a blade of grass, pencil, or other light object Ask: How does an earthworm react to touch?

Can you feel the vibrations? So can the worms! 5. If there are worms in the ground in that area, they will come right out of their burrows! qxd 1/17/02 10:08 AM Page 42 4 Chirping Crickets Cricket Basics You are probably already familiar with the chirping sound of the cricket. Have you heard a cricket’s call outdoors . . in the woods or fields, on a city sidewalk, or in your backyard? Has a cricket visited your home in the fall, when it seeks refuge from cooler weather? Many people have heard crickets, but not as many have seen them, since they are shy and sensitive insects.

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