Mama Diaries

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spit Bugs

Okay, so they are actually called spittle bugs, but these little insects actually use spit to make their nests. I had no idea that bugs did that until my daughter and I went on a girl scout nature hike. Through the trees and over creeks we went (didn't I just do this yesterday with my son?), until the naturalist found a gewey clump of insect eggs.

"Look," she said, "bug spit!"

"Ewwwwww!" all of the girl scouts exclaimed. "Disgusting!"

"Hmmmm, " I mused. Now when I go for walks in the woods I have to watch out for animal poop and bug spit. Great!

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