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Worms…Did You Know?

March 11, 2018

Anyone prone to working the soil knows that upturning the earth exposes these shiny, wigging, pinkish-brownish tubular life forms, sending them thrashing in hasty retreat into the comforting, moist darkness of the soil. Earthworms….Did You know? One of the most familiar of them, the sort you may see in your garden, is commonly known as […]

Spring….Ten Days Away…The March Equinox Is Near

March 10, 2018

On Tuesday March 20, 2016, the day and night will be of almost equal duration at most time zones in the world. Here are some fun facts about the you might not know. The March Equinox is known as the Vernal or Spring Equniox in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemispshere. […]

English…Not What It Used To Be…

March 9, 2018

Even if you hated English in high school, it wouldn’t hurt to check out these lost treasures of the language. If you’re ever in a bad mood, you might want to go to your growlery.  It’s the place you go to when you’re upset or in a bad mood. It was first used by Charles […]

Scorpions ….Did You Know?

March 8, 2018

Scorpions are often viewed as being creepy and dangerous living creatures. However, you will find some of the facts about them to be very interesting. The Scorpion doesn’t have good vision in spite of the fact that it has so many eyes. They have at least 6 but they can have as many as 12. […]

Why Bees?

March 7, 2018

The bee is a remarkable animal – flowers are pollinated mostly by bees; up to one third of all plant pollination on earth are by bees. In short, this means that one in every three spoons of food you put in your mouth was a direct result of the work done by bees. And they […]

Daylight Saving Time Is Near…Can Spring Be Far Behind?

March 6, 2018

We change our clocks  on Sunday at 2 A.M. on March 11.   Think of it this way….less sleep (until we get use to the change) but more time to enjoy outdoors and the coming of boat drink weather. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) […]

Whales….Will They Be Here In The Future?

March 5, 2018

The vastness of the ocean and the wanderlust of whales prevent biologists from getting a clear idea of how many are out there, but they can guess well enough to at least know the following 10 whales are in dire straits. This list isn’t comprehensive, but the five baleen and five toothed whales included are […]

My Favorite Frog

March 4, 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 […]

Bluebells…Did You Know

March 3, 2018

Let us decide on the route that we wish to take to pass our life, and attempt to sow that route with flowers. ~”Madame du Chatelet As  humans we have a long history and tradition of story telling.  Sharing stories that were told and retold through the generations through word of mouth.  With the advent […]

Why Are The Bees Endangered?

March 2, 2018

The US government has announced that seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees have officially been added to the endangered species list, which means they’re now the first US bee species to earn federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision will hopefully put in place systems that will help […]

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