Haywood ran into the house with this one - while working with Dad in the yard. We live on a wildlife refuge on a fair amount of property, so animals, reptiles, etc. are pretty close. We count ourselves lucky that this is the case and explain to M&H frequently that this is something to treasure. Haywood never disappoints in his excitement when finding the next specimen.
You can see here - pictured above - is the shed skin of a nice sized lizard, Haywood immediately went into discovery mode, wondering aloud what the size and weight of this lizard was when it was alive. Then he recounts a story of the most recent lizard he saw, hoping he can find clues that would match this as "his" lizard. Seeing the wheels turning in his head is the best part. He just loves this kind of find.
Picture below is a shot of Haywood's desk, on which currently sits his specimen of Lizard skin and another bug we are in the process of identifying. The incredible learning opportunity these specimens present is priceless in regards to value for our homeschool classroom.