Earth Day!


I’m going to be at this event, up north in Alexandria, Minnesota.

I’m one of the speakers on the list. My wife and I are going to lead the kids in an owl pellet dissection, and let them identify the bones they find therein. Then, naturally, I’m going to talk about spiders and hand out vials with totally harmless little spiders (jumping spiders and cellar spiders) and hand lenses, so then can get close up with our arachnid friends. For the more bloodthirsty among them, I’ll also have a bottle of flies and we can feed them and watch guts getting sucked out.

It’ll be a totally wholesome afternoon.

Comments

  1. blf says

    For the more bloodthirsty among them, I’ll also have a bottle of flies and we can feed them and watch guts getting sucked out.

    Are the kids going to be thrilled with being fed to the flies?

  2. davidc1 says

    That’s the ticket Doc ,get them while they are young ,and i don’t mean the spiders .

  3. blf says

    I haven’t seen any reports (yet?) of Mad Scientist’s Flies Swarm Amuck Attacking Children, so I assume the plot was a success. I also haven’t seen any reports (yet?) of Mass Disappearance of Children at Earth Day Festival, so now we know what the spiders were really for — replicates. Shape-changers. It’s not lizard people from outer space replacing humans — or at least not only reptilians — it’s spider people from teh “laboratory”. That still leaves the puzzle of what the zebrafishys and students are really for…

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