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Samuel Adams … More Than Just A Great Brew

July 17, 2018

You may know lots of facts about Ben Franklin and George Washington…but what about the man who was the real voice behind it all? Samuel Adams is more than just a brewery with phenomenal seasonal brews! Samuel Adams has been referred to as the “Father of America.” The revolutionary spirit ran in the family.  His father was one […]


Whooping Cranes…Rare but Numbers Improving

July 16, 2018

Whooping cranes are migratory birds. They live in one place in summer and another place in winter. Migration is the repeated, seasonal journey in response to changing food availability. Cranes migrate by day, following landmarks they’ve memorized. They weigh between  14-17 pounds and have a wingspan of  7-8 feet.  Whoopers eat crabs, shrimp, other aquatic animals and plants, […]


Earthquakes…Did You Know?

July 15, 2018

Earthquakes can be scary. They cause widespread death and destruction, and make you realise that mankind may consider itself to be highly developed, but Nature always has the upper hand. Just a few facts about earthquakes…just to shake you up: Each year, about 20,000 earthquakes are recorded by The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) around the world. […]


New Discoveries….Three New Peacock Spiders

July 14, 2018

With its brilliant blue mask and flashy dance moves, a newly named species of peacock spider looks like it’s ready for a night on the town. Peacock spiders, which sport a dizzying palette of blues, yellows, reds, and more, have coloring as elaborate as birds of paradise.   When a peacock spider female is near, a male […]


Tyrannosaurus Rex … Did You Know?

July 13, 2018

One of the most  famous and well known  dinosaurs that ever lived… Tyrannosaurus, the giant carnivore that roamed North America 66 million years ago.  Thanks to endless appearances in popular culture, as well as many children’s books, everyone is familiar with the giant head and small arms of the largest tyrannosaurs, but there are also major […]


Penguins….Did You Know?

July 12, 2018

Early science thought penguins were mammals.  They later learned that the penguin is a flightless bird who spends half of its life underwater….but did you know…. Nobody really knows the root of the word “penguin”. The word has no English, French, Spanish or other romantic language roots. As there are no penguins in the Northern […]


My Favorite Frog

July 11, 2018

Frogs…frogs rock  and some taste good too!  Frogs are a sign of a healthy eco-system.  The more you see the healthier the environment.  And hey!  Have you ever looked at a frog ?   They always look like they are smiling…well that could be a smirk, either way they generally seem to be a happy […]


Black Bears…Did You Know?

July 10, 2018

Black bears are highly intelligent and adaptable. This species has a great capacity to live in close proximity to people. Unfortunately, many bears are shot needlessly because of unfounded fear and human carelessness. Led by a keen sense of smell, bears will naturally gravitate to potential food sources found in unsecured garbage, bird feeders, orchards, […]


Guinness World Records….“Deepest Underwater Postbox”

July 9, 2018

Wakayama Susami, a fishing town in Wakayama Prefecture with a population of around 5,000, is in Guinness World Records for having the deepest underwater postbox, at a depth of 10 meters off its coast. Officially recognized as a mail collection point of the local postal system, 1,000 to 1,500 pieces of mail are dropped into the […]


Alabama Indians…A History Timeline

July 8, 2018

The history and the way of life of Alabama Indians was profoundly affected by newcomers to the area. The indigenous people had occupied the land thousands of years before the first European explorers arrived. The Europeans brought with them new ideas, customs, religions, weapons, transport (the horse and the wheel), livestock (cattle and sheep) and […]


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