Breaking News from Your Official Caterpickles Junior Photojournalist: Morticia is in bloom!

Franklin Park Zoo, Dorchester, MA: We interrupt your lunch to bring you this special news report from your Official Caterpickles Junior Photojournalist: Morticia is in bloom!

And even though it meant waiting in a really long line when it’s hotter than Texas outside, with nothing but a Popsicle to cool her down after, your intrepid Official Caterpickles Junior Photojournalist (aka The Five-Year-Old) was on the scene this morning to get the shot.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

The bloom will last 24-48 hours, after which Morticia will die down and end up like Fester here.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

A Final Note: The Five-Year-Old is pleased to report that there was hardly any smell at all. None that you’d notice over the blistering heat, anyway.

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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2 Responses to Breaking News from Your Official Caterpickles Junior Photojournalist: Morticia is in bloom!

  1. Barbara says:

    Please tell the Caterpickles Junior Photojournalist thanks for the great reporting. That bloom is something important to see..


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