We didn't realize the strength of C's empathy for the insect world until one afternoon he ran up the stairs and to his room bawling after M ran over an ant hill with her bike. He was beside himself at the senseless devastation. C has a passion for ants.
Here he is holding his "friend" ant.
We were able to calm his heart by suggesting that we feed the ants some animal crackers. Which he has done again and again since that day. He enjoys taking others out to the ant his to introduce them to the ants and asks them to help him break up and spread the crackers.
C will fit right in when he starts Nature Day Camp in a week!