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When Is The Harvest Moon?

September 24, 2018

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. Depending on your time zone, 2018’s autumn equinox for the Northern Hemisphere comes on September 22. The full moon closest to the equinox rises soon after sunset, casting a glow early evening that helps farmers bring in […]


Strange Love…Doctor Or No

September 23, 2018

Some things we humans do to attract a mate…fancy hair and clothes…macho posturing in bars and clubs for attention…or how about the music and herky jerky dancing…if you think we’re weird, you should look to the animal kingdom. There are some creatures out there who take populating their species to whole new levels of freaky […]


Autumn Leaves…

September 22, 2018

Fall, Autumn, Harvest Season…whatever you call it this time of year has several truly amazing facts:   In addition to the brilliant colors of fall leaves, the autumn equinox signals another colorful spectacle — the aurora borealis, also called the Northern Lights. Besides the lengthening of nights and cool evening weather, which are great for […]


Kissing Summer Goodbye….

September 21, 2018

On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the day and night were almost equal in most locations. Here are 10 facts about the first day of astronomical fall (autumn) in the Northern Hemisphere. Just a few facts as we kiss Summer goodbye and welcome winter with a warm hug… The September equinox is on or around September 22, while […]


Googly Eyes And Stubby Arms…Too Cute To Be Real

September 20, 2018

 Rossia pacifica, also known as the stubby squid, is a species of bobtail squid native to the northern Pacific Ocean. Seen in winter on sandy slopes away from strong currents in moderately shallow water, it moves in summer to deeper water where it breeds. The female cements the egg capsules under a stone or in […]


Backyard Fish Pond…A Few Things You Need To Know

September 19, 2018

A garden pond can be left to its own devices as a miniature nature reserve, but will be a much more attractive feature if it is stocked with aquatic plants and ornamental fish.  Get the natural balance right and the pond will be virtually self-sustaining, needing only occasional attention to keep it is good condition. […]


Galeophobia…..this Word Describes MOST Of Us

September 18, 2018

 Sharks are the only animals that almost never get sick: they are immune to almost every known disease. Their body frames are not made up of bones – they are made of cartilage, the tough, fibrous tissue that shapes our noses and ears. Instead of scales shark skins have small tooth-like spikes that are so […]


The Last Ride Of Jesse James

September 17, 2018

Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang. Jesse and his brother Frank James were Confederate guerrillas or Bushwhackers during the Civil War. They were accused of […]


Rocks…They Can Kill Ya…Really

September 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered about rocks.  Just how dangerous are they…besides being beaned in the head by one I mean. For your information and safety 10 of the most dangerous rocks: Number 10 on the list: Coloradoite…Coloradoite is a recently discovered crystalline mineral originating in magma veins. The mineral is a mercury telluride compound formed […]


Species Whose Names Are Pop Culture References

September 15, 2018

When a scientist discovers a new species, they get to give that animal (or plant) a new name. Sometimes those names are long, boring latin terms. But other times, they take their cues from pop culture for some really awesome names. Here are just a few examples: When Ellen Miller and her team found these […]


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