August 8th 2013(Unfortunately Alexandra lost her work whilst typing this blog and then felt rather disheartened, having already spent absolutely ages thinking of things to write!.... to help lift spirits once more, I typed a fair bit of this whilst encouraging Alexandra for input... - OOOPs... next most important lesson for Alexandra - teach the 'save' button.... ! - from Alexandra's mummy! )
Creepy Crawly INSECTS in a Log Pile.......Hi me again! Getting very dirty and being very brave. Today I have been looking in the logs.
|Here are some of the logs. They were very old logs which had been in our garden for a long long time. They are very rotten and have peeling bark and lots of fungus.|
I found this millipede running around. I didn't know if it was a millipede or a centipede. I looked in my wild life book and learnt that millipedes have 2 pairs of legs in each segment, when the centipedes only have 1 pair. My mummy helped me look closely and we could see 2 pairs of legs on him.
I like millipedes more than centipedes as millipedes eat dead leaves and things, but centipedes eat worms, spiders, woodlice and other insect. I think I feel sorry for the other insects if they got eaten! I did find a very very fast long centipede which looked just like the photo in my book, but it moved so fast, it wouldn't stay still for a photo and was too good at hiding. I even picked one up and it managed to escape and run away.