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Category Archives: insects
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
“Two entomologists take a green couch on an epic cross-country trip to film America’s awesome bugs.” What else would you need to draw you in? Perhaps this awesome video: Portland-based The Bug Chicks – we’re no strangers to their passion … Continue reading