Category Archives: Nature

“Has anyone ever committed a robbery while armed with a cow?”

In which we discover that cows make surprisingly effective weapons. Continue reading

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“Did Isaac Newton invent the cat door?”

In which my daughter learns that you can’t believe everything you read in books. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old finds the world’s smallest lizard

Last week, I told you about The Ten-Year-Old’s daring capture of a giant dragonfly. This week, she snags a tiny lizard. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The World’s Second Largest Dragonfly

At Grandma and Grandpa Summer Camp this year, The Ten-Year-Old netted a giant dragonfly. Continue reading

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Caterpickles Cleans House, Part 5

How did grapefruit get their name? Why do cats have three eyelids? And why are they called wisdom teeth anyway? Today I answer multiple questions briefly in the hopes of clearing the decks a bit before summer. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old’s favorite part of the playground

My daughter has been complaining about the fact that her school plans to replace her favorite playground with an outdoor classroom ever since she first learned of it last week. Yesterday, I got tired of all the unproductive griping. So I handed her my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: View of MSI from Wooded Isle, Spring 2017

View of the Museum of Science in Chicago from the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring!

A cherry tree in bloom on the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park (Chicago, Illinois). Continue reading

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What’s The Ten-Year-Old watching this week?

This week, The Ten-Year-Old and I are headed out to see Disneynature’s Born in China. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales between April 21 – April 27 will go to support the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to restore habitats essential to the survival of the wild pandas and snow leopards featured in the film. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: “What kind of tree is that?”

No, seriously. We want to know. We saw these Monster Pollen Buds while wandering through Hollywood Studios at DisneyWorld last month. None of us knew what kind of tree this was. If you do, please leave a comment or send me an … Continue reading

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