Category Archives: insects

Monday thought of the week: heading outside

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

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BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at bees & honey and moles & soil

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

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Wednesday photo of the week: bug watcher


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Wednesday photo of the week: playing with spittlebugs

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Monday thought of the week: child and caterpillar

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)

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BOOKS: Meet the Bugs & It’s a Bug’s Life

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

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Wednesday photos of the week: getting buggy

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).

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Wednesday photo of the week: hello caterpillar

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BOOK: Basic Illustrated Guide to Frogs, Snakes, Bugs, and Slugs

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

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Help The Bug Chicks

“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

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