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Wildlife Exploration: Hunting for Antlions

When­ever I men­tion my child­hood escapades of hunt­ing for antlions, many peo­ple respond, “What? You hunted for a line of ants?” I’m always sur­prised at how many peo­ple don’t know about them. So, you don’t know what an antlion is? Antlions are ani­mals; in fact, they are the lar­vae stage of a damsel fly, and observ­ing them is a great wildlife explo­ration activ­ity for of all ages. Hunt­ing for antlions can be fas­ci­nat­ing and by tak­ing the time to watch them you can learn what they…See More
Aug 23, 2011
Penny Whitehouse replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Thanks so much for the ideas John. I have been trying to add abowmans frog gadget to my sidebar but it's just not working. I need to go to the experts on that one!   The Ning template sounds great (I've encounted that template on lots…"
Aug 8, 2011
Penny Whitehouse replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Jenny,   I'm already following you on Twitter. :) I love your blog!   Yay, I'm glad there's two of us. Surely there's more though!"
Aug 8, 2011
John Wong replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Penny - This C&NN community page uses the NING template with all the features to upload photos etc. Your website could incorporate a similar template with your design preferences for your community gallery. Kids may spontaneously engage and…"
Aug 7, 2011
Jennifer Kable replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Penny - I'm an Aussie!  I'm jenny, an early childhood teacher with a passion for getting children learning and having fun outside.  My blog is http://progressiveearlychildhoodeducation.blogspot.com   Off to have a look at…"
Aug 7, 2011
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Wildlife Exploration: Hunting for Antlions

When­ever I men­tion my child­hood escapades of hunt­ing for antlions, many peo­ple respond, “What? You hunted for a line of ants?” I’m always sur­prised at how many peo­ple don’t know about them. So, you don’t know what an antlion is? Antlions are ani­mals; in fact, they are the lar­vae stage of a damsel fly, and observ­ing them is a great wildlife explo­ration activ­ity for of all ages. Hunt­ing for antlions can be fas­ci­nat­ing and by tak­ing the time to watch them you can learn what they…See More
Aug 2, 2011
Penny Whitehouse commented on Marghanita Hughes's blog post Nature Classes-Celebrating the Circle of Life
"Marghanita, This is beautiful! I want a garden just like this. I am insanely jealous. *cry*. I have been trying to convince my hubby to move (My kidlets and I need some outdoor space) but he won't hear of it in this economic climate. One. day."
Aug 2, 2011
Suz Lipman left a comment for Penny Whitehouse
"Hi Penny, Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home -- wonderful that you found the Natural Teachers Network. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas, blogs and photos with us and find…"
Aug 2, 2011
Penny Whitehouse replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi John,   Sounds fantastic but can you give me some examples?  I was thinking of installing a community gallery, where children and parents could upload  photos of wildlife sightings.   I'm very new to website design (and I…"
Jul 24, 2011
John Wong replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hello Penny, your website is a great initiative. .. orientated as a resource for parents. It would be wonderful if there was a section that kids (and adults) could have fun looking at or using ... perhaps with some sort of participatory…"
Jul 24, 2011
Penny Whitehouse replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Kari,   What a wonderful website! I'll be looking through all the articles in there for things I can do with my toddler!   Pen"
Jul 24, 2011
Kari replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Hi Penny, Nice to meet you Penny. I'm Kari orgianlly from Norway, but I  live in Canada. My website is called http://www.activekidsclub.com/ -Discovering the wonder of nature with kids and adults. Get inspired with simple solutions.…"
Jul 24, 2011
Penny Whitehouse replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"HI Juliet,   Nawww red squirrels! I've never seen a squirrel (other than on the computer of course!). Sad, isn't it.  One day I will.   I had a look at your blog. It's wonderful. I've already subscribed.…"
Jul 23, 2011
Juliet Robertson replied to Penny Whitehouse's discussion Introducing myself in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Thanks for letting us all know who you are and what you're up to! My blog is outdoor orientated  (I'm a teacher, Get me OUTSIDE here!)- but my next blog post is about red squirrels! Best wishes"
Jul 23, 2011

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Wildlife Education Officer
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Mother Natured
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I'm a mother of three girls and a Wildlife Education Officer. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science - Wildlife Biology and a Grad. Diploma of Education-Early Years. I have a blog that encourages you to bring nature play into your children’s lives, to get outside and explore the natural world as a family and, as a parent, find peace and inspiration in nature yourself.
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Wildlife Exploration: Hunting for Antlions

When­ever I men­tion my child­hood escapades of hunt­ing for antlions, many peo­ple respond, “What? You hunted for a line of ants?” I’m always sur­prised at how many peo­ple don’t know about them.

 

So, you don’t know what an antlion is? Antlions are ani­mals; in fact, they are the lar­vae stage of a damsel fly, and observ­ing them is a great wildlife explo­ration activ­ity for of all ages. Hunt­ing for antlions can be fas­ci­nat­ing and by tak­ing the time to watch them you can…

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At 1:47pm on August 2, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Penny, Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home -- wonderful that you found the Natural Teachers Network. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas, blogs and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. Hope to see you here again soon. Cheers!
 
 
 

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