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   I'm Shelby. 
As a freelance artist, I am receptive to all kinds of nutty ideas, specializing in the kinds of gifts that make people smile! I work with paint, photoshop, illustrator, moving images and more, and I am open to any media that suits the job in front of me. Contact me, and let's get to work brainstorming!

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Baron's Homeschool Scrapbook

<--This Bee was HUGE
This bee is collecting nectar in the garden. It was so big, Baron ran away!!! 
Even fake Halloween spider webs can catch bugs! -->
We saw this perfectly intact bee stuck on the spider web Halloween decorations on the garden! Some hungry spider will be very happy!
This Stink bug was on the window -->
Because we were on the inside of the window, we got to look close up at this stink bug's underside. You can count its six legs, and you can see it fly away!!
We Caught a Caterpillar!
This is Wiggley. We met Wiggley in the garden!
Wiggley was wiggling along the porch by the garden when we first brought him inside. Wiggley eats leaves and plants from the garden. The first thing Wiggley did when he got inside the container was play dead, because he was afraid of us. When he felt more comfortable, he wiggled a little and pooped. 

Question of the Day:
What does it mean when a butterfly rubs its wings together?
Some butterflies have "false eyes" or "false antennae" on the outer edge of the wings to move attention away from the head. Attacking birds will always aim at the head of a butterfly, but are tricked into aiming at the tail. The butterfly is able to escape in the opposite direction unharmed.

Little Jim Jim

This is our pet cricket!​
Little Jim Jim likes to eat bluberries, but he takes hours to finish just one!! 

A Cricket Eating a Bluberry

We Caught Crickets!

We learned that they like bluberries!

We were able to outsmart the crickets by setting up a water bottle trap. The bait was some sweet bluberries at the bottom. The top of the water bottle was cut off and flipped, creating a trap that bugs could enter but not exit. 
Our Backyard Bugs!
Which one is NOT an insect?
  1. Moth
  2. Fly
  3. Red Ant
    Red Ant
  4. Beetle
  5. Spider
  6. Bee
  7. Slug
  8. Grasshopper
  9. Black Ant
    Black Ant
  10. Spinx Moth
    Spinx Moth
  11. Crane fly
    Crane fly
  12. Stink bug
    Stink bug