We have a huge Butterfly Bush in our front yard and the children have really enjoyed watching the different creatures that are attracted to it. We have Praying Mantis, moths, butterflies, bees, and humming birds visiting regularly. Baby Wingnut enjoys the creepy crawlies so much that he devised a new game that I call "Catch and Release." We played this for nearly an hour this afternoon.
OJ won this neat bug catcher at a summer party. If you look closely you might see a small moth fluttering around in it.
This is the "release" part of our game. This part was particularly satisfying for Baby Wingnut.
"Catch another one, Mama!"
As a side note, if you have any bug and insect collectors/enthusiasts or you've come across a bug you just can't identify, check out this really cool site: What's That Bug?