Dragonfly Larvae and More at Traverwood Branch.

If you enjoyed visiting the Leslie Science Center's Cecropia caterpillars at the Traverwood Branch last summer, then you're in luck. You can now view the caterpillar exhibit at the Malletts Creek Branch, and you get a whole new exhibit at Traverwood: Aquatic Invertebrates! What exactly is an aquatic invertebrate you may ask? For the purposes of this exhibit, they're mostly going to take the form of small water bugs, such as Dragonfly larvae, but there will be lots of other little creatures living in the roiling, green pond water as well. The inhabitants of this tank are also going to fluctuate, as new critters will be added throughout the summer, and old friends will be eaten by new friends. Make sure and look for the summer game code to earn 100 points for visiting the Dragonfly larvae.

UPDATE: As some of you have noticed, we haven't yet added many Dragonfly larvae to the exhibit. We’re trying to make sure that all the critters who would love to eat the tasty, tasty dragonfly larvae (I’m looking in your general direction predaceous diving beetle larvae) are safely out of the tank, in an effort to avoid a larvae throwdown. In the meantime, please enjoy the toadpoles.

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Can't wait to see them!


Awesome


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Been there, saw them, got the code. I didn't see much.


I hope I can go to Traverwood to see them!


I went there but there really isn't much to see.


Looking forward to seeing the larvae develop into dragonflies over the summer. Should be fun!


I love how cheerfully this is written: "new critters will be added throughout the summer, and old friends will be eaten by new friends." Great blog!


This is so neat!


I saw them! I could just stare at the tank for quite a while, looking at everything that's in it.


Gotta check them out! My daughter loves all kinds of critters! :)


I can't wait to see them


Ohh exciting


I wish I lived near the Traverwood Branch. :(


This is great!


Sounds...interesting


nice


Smiles, I already said that I didn't see much. Isn't that the same thing as your comment?


I didn't see your comment, weird...


I saw a lot more tadpoles than dragonfly larva


As some of you have noticed, we haven't yet added many Dragonfly larvae to the exhibit. We’re trying to make sure that all the critters who would love to eat the tasty, tasty dragonfly larvae (I’m looking in your general direction predaceous diving beetle larvae) are safely out of the tank, in an effort to avoid a larvae throwdown. In the meantime, please enjoy these toadpoles:



Nice picture. I didn't know it was possible to post pictures. so... Is there a new code? If not, tell me when to expect it. I do NOT want to miss an exhibit code again.


That's awesome.


How do you post pictures in a comment?


I've seen butterflies hatch before, but never dragonflies!