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The Little Things

Sometimes when I go for a walk around the grounds I sometimes forget we are in the middle of a pandemic. While Covid-19 has turned our world upside down, the natural world is moving along as if nothing has changed – the flowers are blooming, the bees are pollinating, the fireflies are dancing; nature seems the way it have always been, rather normal. Though in nature, nothing is ever normal.

Whenever I am talking about adaptations, I always tell my audience, "Everything in nature – ...

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Camp in a Box

Camp in a box! Well, technically Camp in a Bag, but that just doesn't have the same ring to it...

To say that 2020 has been a unique year is the understatement of the millennium. This is especially true for parents of young children – many of whom had to suddenly drop everything and become teachers. Some parents had to keep working and become teachers on top of that! (Not to mention all the teachers, who are also parents, but then had to do both from home!!!)

It's been a tough...

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Bees Prepare for Winter

As the autumn colors begin to emerge and the temperatures start to drop, many animals begin their preparations for the winter ahead. Each type of animal has its own strategy for surviving the cold winter months-bears hibernate, some birds fly south, and squirrels and chipmunks begin storing nuts and seeds for the long days ahead. Insects are no different; many hibernate in various developmental stages, but few are active all winter long.

That's where honey bees are different. Note that...

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