Jonny found this bug on our driveway. I knew it was a cicada, so we came in and looked it up online.
Turns out these (big) little bugs are very interesting!
We left the house for a bit and when we came back, the cicada had emerged and was clinging to her old self. We knew this would happen because of the little video half way down on the left side of this page, but we didn't think it would happen so soon!
They named her Ruby because of the three Ruby colored spots on her head. We just assumed Ruby was a girl. :)
The kids enjoyed learning about Ruby and holding her.
They eventually let her go on a tree so she could find some food.
This is our version of "Homeschooling in the Summer".
Spontaneous learning with no prep for me.
Gotta love that.
p.s. I'm 10 days overdue...just thought you'd want to know. ;)