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Week Two: A “Bugly” Scavenger Hunt

7/21/2009 // By Jennifer Ward

Bugs are everywhere in nature, regardless of whether you’re a city dweller or a country dweller. I encourage you to take a walk with your kids and see just what you can find as you embark on a Bugly Scavenger Hunt. Read more >

Bizarre Blue Bug

6/15/2009 // By Miles Grant

“Is that a bug?” “No, it’s just a tiny piece of blue fuzz caught in the breeze.” “But it’s changing direction.” So went the conversation in my backyard the other night. It was way too tiny to get a look […] Read more >

Valentine’s Day: Weird Wildlife Mating Rituals

2/13/2009 // By David Mizejewski

While they might not be giving roses and writing love poems, wildlife have some pretty fascinating–and sometimes downright bizarre–courtship and mating rituals of their own.You won’t find singles bars or online dating sites for our furry and feathered friends but […] Read more >

5 Scary Wildlife Videos You Should Watch

11/3/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Even though Halloween is over, it’s always a good time scare yourself and learn about fascinating species.  I figured I could tell you guys about some of the most fascinating animals to me that also haunt my dreams. I picked […] Read more >

Bye Bye Bugs

8/1/2008 // By Tracy Perkins

Spending time outdoors is one of the best parts of summer in most parts of this country. Camping, hiking and combing the beach are all wonders of summer time, but they all have a common enemy…hematophagous critters, a.k.a. blood sucking […] Read more >

The Joy of Camping

6/18/2008 // By Kate Hofmann

What’s the best thing about camping? These days, I’d say it’s getting away from my car and my computer for a few days. When I was a kid, I would have made a different list. Setting up house in a […] Read more >

5 Wild Edible Foods

6/4/2008 // By David Mizejewski

For most folks, dinner comes neatly packaged from the grocery store. But before it reaches the shelves, all of our food comes from the land in one way or another. And did you know that some foods that aren’t farmed at […] Read more >

How to be an Organic Gardener

4/2/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I recently moved into a new house, and I now have a glorious backyard that’s lush, green and full of (wild)life. I have never had a green thumb (though the rest of me is green, I swear!), but I’m very […] Read more >

Humans and their Animal Phobias

2/19/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Phobias are no joke. But they can be interesting. I tend to be an abnormal case simply because I like (and in some cases love) the animals that cause most phobias. So when I see a long list of strange […] Read more >

Celebrating Endangered Species Day and Biodiversity

5/21/2007 // By Amie Kasakitis

Excitement and anticipation filled the air. Despite the cool and dreary weather spirits were high and no amount of rain would ruin our day. People of all different ages and backgrounds had gathered at Rock Creek Park for one reason: […] Read more >