Fish for Invertebrates
I went fishing west of Pottstown in Oley, Pa at a beautiful place near a stream, farmhouses, and small mountains- It was breathakingly beautiful. I caught a giant sunfish, and my friend caught four small trout. We threw all five fish back. I also caught several moths and one caterpillar to feed to my gecko. Although this place is 48 miles from my neighborhood, I still feel like it's part of the place where I live. After all, I wouldn't drive out of my comfort zone to go fishing for a few hours..
As we walked to the car I saw a wolf spider near the stream and caught it in my insect net! I brought it home and planned to make a habitat for it, but the heat and humidy killed it. Now I can use it in a new insect mount. I will extend higher order thoughts are my students research "local spider varieties" .
Maybe wolf-spiders are also native to wet areas in the Philadelphia area.
My tomato garden is exploding with ripe fruits! So too, the groundhog who lives under my shed noticed this! I found him near a hole in the fence earlier today.
Time to ready that live-trap I bought on ebay!