White Sucker by Dave Fairless

What happens to fish when the pond turns to ice?

11 January 2022

Lakes and ponds that fish live in over the winter do not freeze all the way to the bottom. A layer of water at the top of the pond freezes. The ice and snow on top insulate the water, helping keep the water at around the same temperature throughout the winter. The air against your…

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Winter Jewels by P. Marcinkoski

How do trees survive the winter without leaves?

10 January 2022

First, let’s talk about what leaves are. Leaves help trees turn sunlight into energy, but only if they are uncovered. If snow covers the leaves, they can’t make any more energy. One of the reasons some trees lose their leaves in the fall is because they won’t be able to use the leaves during the…

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Hare Leveret by Myrna Pearman

Do jackrabbits make nests like pet rabbits do?

1 August 2021

Jackrabbits are actually a type of hare and are very different from your pet rabbit. Find out how they differ.

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Why would a bird pretend to have a broken wing?

1 August 2021

Kids love to play pretend. Did you know birds pretend too? Find out why!

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web illuminated by dew drops in the morning sun
Spider Web illuminated by dew drops in the morning sun by Doris May

Are spiders born knowing how to build a web?

21 April 2021

Spider webs are amazing. Do spiders just know how to build them? Or are they taught how to spin webs?

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Swift Fox
Swift Fox by Gordon Court

Why are they called a SWIFT fox?

21 April 2021

Are swift foxes really swift?

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How do bears hibernate?

9 November 2020

How do bears survive the winter? Find out more!

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Do all birds migrate in the fall?

9 November 2020

Not all birds seek a warmer place for the winter, learn more here!

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What is the difference between a cocoon and a chrysalis?

9 November 2020

Cocoon vs chrysalis: what is the difference?

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Why do roses have ‘thorns’?

9 November 2020

Why does a rose hurt when you pick it?

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