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Category Archives: insects
A thought: Give a child a pair of binoculars or a camera, and he will be occupied for a moment or two, before setting it aside. But give her a net, and watch her go! – Robert Michael Pyle, “The … Continue reading
A thought: How do you get children to connect with the richness of the natural world? Perhaps, it is as simple as heading outside with a homemade butterfly net and a racing heart. – William Leach, in an NPR interview … Continue reading
I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In If You … Continue reading
A thought: Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. – Bradley Miller (source unknown)
We like bugs. Anyone who reads this blog would not be surprised by my stating that. We also love books. Again, nothing new. How about books about bugs? That’s a no brainer! Brian Johnson has written two very nice books … Continue reading
This week I am sharing two photos, because my kids had so much fun at Tualatin Hills Nature Park’s annual Bug Fest (thanks to my wife for taking them, as I was working the event).
FalconGuides has published a neat book for kids to learn about all those little critters they might come across when exploring outside. It is written and illustrated by John Himmelman, whose nature books we’ve enjoyed before (Mouse in a Meadow, … Continue reading