Category Archives: Activities

North Side, South Side

They SAY that moss usually grows on the north side of trees, but this is just because the north side tends to be out of the sun during the most drying part of the day — leaving more moisture behind for mosses to grow.

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Make a Rainbow

Make your own rainbow at home!

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How Geysers Erupt

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Rope from Yucca

This whole family is learning a valuable survival skill, and you can, too!

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Color Some Warblers!

Warblers are named for their musical songs, but many have a similar shape and size.
What seems to vary the most is their coloration!
Just check out the amazing variety of warbler species and colors in a field guide to birds or on one of the websites below.

 
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Can you spot the quarter? Underwater Viewer

Here’s something for all ages: Make your own underwater viewer!

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Here is an edible weed that might just be covering a part of your yard!
The low-growing common chickweed tastes great in salad or boiled as greens.
Click the links below for chickweed recipes!

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Eat the Weeds
Stellaria species
Edible Wild Food

Can you find a LIANA?

Everyone, when exploring the woods, can find several examples of “tree” or “shrub”… but can you find an example of a liana?
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Need a gift for a kid who loves bugs?
Explore CicadaMania.com for info and treasures!

Bird Tracks and Sign can be just as interesting and diverse as with mammals!

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Animal Tracks — Birds
 

Dwarf Mongoose “beds”

Dwarf Mongooses live in Africa. Wikipedia says they sleep at night in…

  • “disused” termite mounds
  • rock piles
  • hollow trees

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Mongooses and Meerkats

If you study these two species:

Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

… you will find that they have several things in common. Continue reading