Avery (and Hadley to a lesser extent, too) loves bugs. All kinds of insects, gastropods, arachnids, worms, and anything else small and crawly fascinate her. I am pretty sure she is the only five-year-old girl I know who calls spiders, grubs, and maggots “cute.”
Fortunately, I don’t have any photos of her with those three creepy-crawlies, but we have been finding a ton of praying mantises around our house lately. This is exciting for both of us, because she gets to see a cool bug and I know they are helping control the pests around the garden.
Here are some pictures of other fun thing we’ve found this summer.