Maths Lapbook Video…

Hey check out my Maths Reference Lapbook Video on our home ed heads youtube channel! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPUotHIh2ks&feature=youtu.be

Maths Lapbook InsideMaths Lapbook Cover

Thanks for reading,

sophofbread

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My Photo Collection 2013

Hey , artybaker here. Here’s some photos I have taken so far this year. They are all of natural things and were all taken by me. Please note that these photos are my property, please DO NOT COPY. Thank you! The only way they have been edited is some of them have been cropped and for some I used basic settings on my camera like turning up the brightness slightly, etc. But most of them are the original photo.  I thought I would post some pictures because I love looking at them on other peoples blogs and I’m pretty proud of these! Enjoy!P1040800P1050121 editP1040419P1040606P1060072 editP1050065 editP1050011 editP1050054P1050690P1050156P1050030P1060589P1060829P1050602P1060554

Southern Hawker Dragonfly IN TESCO CARPARK!

Hey sophofbread here,

Sorry for the lack of posts lately; we hope to improve that and progress the blog and the youtube channel more in the next few months.  On to this article…

A few weeks ago (it took me ages to write this because we couldn’t find the lead for the blackberry to upload the pictures) we were at Tesco shopping when we discovered a large beast under the front of our car. At first we were unsure whether it was a toy or not! Dragonfly under Car We carefully managed to nudge it on to a car bingo card and we took it over to the bushes but just as we were putting it down it flew onto my leg and then off into the sky, it was so big we could see it for a least a minute flying away. I just researched it and discovered it was a Southern Hawker Dragonfly.

Here’s what The Wildlife Trust have to say on the Southern Hawker:

“A common dragonfly of ponds, lakes and canals in the lowlands, particularly near to woodland, it can be seen patrolling a regular patch of water when hunting or ‘hawking’ through woodland rides. Hawkers are the largest and fastest flying dragonflies; they catch their insect-prey mid-air and can hover or fly backwards.

How to identify

The southern hawker is mostly black in colour. The male has lime green spots all along the body with pale blue bands on the last three segments of the abdomen, blue-green eyes and large green patches on the thorax. The female is paler, with pale -green spots and brownish eyes. The black-and-blue hawkers are a tricky group of dragonflies to identify. The southern hawker can be recognised by its lime green, rather than blue, spots along most of its body and the large pale patches on the thorax.”

An amazing experience for us and we are so glad we got some photos on mum’s phone! The camera on that phone has paid for itself. This was one of the best shopping trips ever!

Thanks for reading,

 

Dragonfly on Bingo Card