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Aquarium Store!

I went to my classroom a little bit yesterday morning. I can’t do any cleanout yet, because there is a lot of stuff in there that looks like it belongs to someone else, so I need to ask a co-worker. It’s the middle of the summer here though, because school doesn’t start until September 7, so no one is coming in. Maybe I can catch someone at church tomorrow…

I do want to have an aquarium in my classroom. I decided to go to an aquarium store to look around. It was so fun! The guy in the store was super friendly, and as we chit-chatted, I said where I worked, and he said he knew the school. πŸ™‚

After the aquarium store, I stopped at Lowe’s and Home Depot to look at plants again. Fish AND plants? What a wonderful day!

At the garden centers, instead of the plants, I am almost more fascinated by the bees and butterflies that cover the plants. There are so many bugs here on the mainland! It’s amazing!

The most amazing bug I saw yesterday was a giant green beetle. After a little internet searching, I found out it is a kind of scarab called a Figeater Beetle. It’s called that because it likes sweets! It was flying from flower to flower drinking nectar. How cool!

My hand is for scale. It’s not quite as big as it looks in the picture, but is a BIG beetle.


  1. Lauren

    I missed this this morning! Sorry.

    That aquarium store looks amazing! So many options! I can’t wait to see what you pick. πŸ™‚

  2. Debbie

    What a beautiful beetle! Although, beetles that I see are the ones eating my flowers so I have a different appreciation for them than you? ha What an aquarium store!!! Plants and Fish!! haha Only thing better than that is flowers and cats!!

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