A moth is an insect that is related to thebutterfly that is chiefly nocturnal. Whenmating the male moth will chase a potentialmate until she falls to the ground. Dependingon the species, the male may flap hiswings, move his antennae and releasepheromones from tufts of hair on histhorax, legs, abdomen or wings. The malemoth will mount the female to mate, mating isoften very brief.
My site is in RiverStone Eco Resort, it is atthe river that runs along the resort. We pickedthis place because it has a small “island” nearthe bank on the far side. We picked that placealso because it is in the water therefore therewill be many type of life forms in and aroundthe bank of the river. The place wasinteresting and beautiful.
MeetingsWe had a meeting right after receiving ourproject to discuss the name of our group and alsowhat we would do at the site once we got there.We also discussed what we would need when wereached the site based on the list that was givento us by our lecturers and also what we wouldneed personally as a group. We then has anothermeeting a few days before the trip to make surewe had everything we needed for the trip andalso to compile the data we researched on theResort we were heading to.
On the day of the trip we all felt extremelyexcited to be finally going to the resort. Afterreaching the resort we were told where ourdorms are and to go and unpack the things weneed for our investigation. Then we got abriefing from the people working at the resorton what we should and shouldn’t do whileworking on our sites. After the briefing wewent out to search for the site we wanted toinvestigate and observe.
After 30 minutes of searching for our site we finallydecided on a place at the rivers bank. We started off bymeasuring out our 10X10 site and then immediatelygot to observing the site and taking notes from ourobservations. We also investigated the plants andinsects that lived in and surrounding our site. Aftertaking pictures and notes we went to lunch with therest of our class before going back to our site andcontinuing our investigation and observation. Later onour lecturer told us to stop for awhile and enjoy naturewhich we did by playing in the shallow river.
We then went to clean, have dinner and have a littleactivity by building our own groups logo using only thingsfrom nature such as rocks leaves and so on. After wefinished our logo we had to present it in front of everyoneand then a winner has to be judged. We were offereddesert after that and was followed by a discussion with ourlecturer on our project and what we got from the site thatday. My group returned to our site after that to observeand investigate it to see the difference in the environmentduring the night. The next day we started of by collectingthe last bit of data and then starting on our videodocumentary. We had lunch before doing our packing up toleave for campus, we all had our regrets of leaving natureand its peaceful and beautiful scenery.
During the weeks that followed we compiled andorganised the data and information that we hadcollected at the site brainstormed for unique andcreative infographics. While incorporating thesuggestions of our lecturer and also keeping in mindthat we are researching on the relationship of theecosystem. We then came up with a theme that willconnect the living organisms we found and theecosystem. We chose the theme of reproduction, thatwas approved and liked by our lecturer. We continuedto look through different layouts that was infographicand also detailed so that the information is clear andunderstandable.
At last we came up with scales and comparisons to showour information in a unique and interesting way. Weresearched more about the reproduction of both ourinsects and also plants and planned out a story line for ourboards to keep them uniform and inter-connected so thatreaders will know where to start and where to end. Weused colour paper to represent different plants and insectsand also to make the boards interesting, stand out andcatch readers eyes. Along the way there wasdisagreements and frustration as well as stress but we arepleased with the out come of this project and also proud ofour work because we worked hard on this project. I am sovery grateful that my members are my members and thatwe were together the whole way through.