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Outdoor Kids: Digging

9/2/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Whether you’re searching for sand crabs, or planting a flower, digging is a great way to explore the outdoors. Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >

Butterfiles Thriving at Los Angeles Airport

8/6/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

It is good to see stories of creatures coming back from extinction. Dan Sanchez at the Epoch Times reports; “The El Segundo Blue Butterflies, once facing extinction, are now thriving on 200 acres of sand dunes at the west end […] Read more >

Three Things You Can Do for Bees

6/23/2009 // By Julia Marden

I was just flipping through this month’s National Wildlife magazine, and I saw this fascinating article on America’s bees. Bees and other pollinators are disappearing from our country due to a variety of threats to their habitat and climate. And […] Read more >

Fall Migration Update!

10/17/2008 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is here and across the country migration is in full swing. But birds aren’t the only creatures to migrate south in the fall. Some species of butterflies and dragonflies do it as well. Monarch butterflies Monarch butterflies migrate thousands […] Read more >

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

9/27/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

In April I introduced a no-cost, low-impact way to observe and enjoy nature with your kids by creating a field guide to your own backyard. Taking as little or as much time as your family can spare, it’s a way […] Read more >

In Search of Urban Critters

7/2/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

People often think they have to travel far to see nature. They overlook the nature in their own backyards, schoolyards, neighborhoods and yes, even cities. There is plenty of nature in our cities and you don’t have to be in […] Read more >