Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Where The Grass Is Always Greener

Mammal Monday – “That’s One Fat Squirrel!”

American Beaver (Castor canadensis)Image from Wikimedia Commons My daughter and I were tagging monarch butterflies last Fall when she spotted what she thought was a squirrel. As we moved in for a closer look, we realized we were actually looking … Keep Reading


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Election 2019 – “Organelle in Chief”


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Frog Friday – Spot the Spots of the Spotted Toad

Red-Spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Red-spotted Toad


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Weedy Wednesday – Goldenrod

Goldenrod, (Solidago spp.)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? In some places, goldenrods are held as a sign of good luck or good fortune. In other places, they are considered an invasive species that displaces other native species from their … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Now THAT’S Big!

Paraceratherium – the largest known land mammal to ever existImages from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Fascinating Freezing Frogs

Lithobates sylvaticusImage from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this species here.


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Weedy Wednesday – Fractal Carrot

Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – “Seeing” Stars

Star-nosed Mole (Condylura cristata)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Appropriate to its life largely underground, the star-nosed mole is essentially blind. However, thanks to the tentacled star, the mole has perhaps the best sense of touch of any mammal … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Glass On Glass

Plantation Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Weedy Wednesday – Got Milkweed?

Monarch Butterfly Lavae (Danaus plexippus) on Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Image from Wikimedia Commons The larvae of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) depend on milkweed as their sole source of nutrition. Unfortunately, the recent decline in monarch populations is in … Keep Reading


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