Recently, my hubby and I were taking out the garbage and he happened to notice an itsy, bitsy, spider working very hard to catch a boxelder bug. The bug was, as you can see, significantly larger than the little spider. That didn’t seem to phase the spider in the least.
So, we took this teachable moment and watched this spider at work. It was quite fascinating for our little guy to see such a tiny spider attack a bug so large. We talked about spider webs and what spiders do to their prey.
We’re hoping to come across a larger spider soon. Have you seen any fascinating spiders this summer? If so, please share your stories and pictures. We’d love to see them.
We didn’t stick around to watch the spider make a meal of the bug. Just getting the bug contained took quite some time. Spiders really are patient and diligent when you think about it. Conquering that boxelder bug took a great deal of time and effort. We got bored and went in the house. But that spider just worked until the job was done. Maybe there are some lessons we can learn from this itsy, bitsy, spider. What do you think?
That’s all for our homeschool adventures for now. As I said in my last post, we have been so busy doing what we’re doing that we haven’t been taking the time to blog about it. We’ll catch you up soon. Until then, remember…
~There’s No Place Like Home!
(Does looking at spiders make you itch? It does me. Something I try to deal with so I don’t impede my child’s natural curiosity. )