On Tuesday we had an incursion with Port Phillip Eco Centre on mini beasts and wildlife discovery. Sharron from the Eco Centre came to visit bringing some insect friends with her. She began with showing the children a caterpillar which was in its cocoon and would drag it around as it crawled. Next, some of the children held worms and watched them wriggle on their hands. Sharron taught us a song about worms and the children giggled as they wiggled on the spot. The children kept watching the first caterpillar to see if it had eaten the leaves or crawled further along the mat. Sharron also brought in a leaf spider which the children examined warily through a container. Finally we discussed where mini beasts live – in the garden, in trees, in the dirt and even inside our houses. The children were then able to make insect mansions using empty toilet rolls, leaves, sticks and wool. The children then went outside with Sharron looking for insects. Long after Sharron had left, children would come up to the educators to show them insects they had found.