Five Facts to Make You Go Batty for Bats!

by Stephanie Laporte Potts This Halloween, as you’re enjoying your trick-or-treat spoils, be sure to thank a bat for your chocolate bar. Bats are key pollinators of cacao, the key ingredient in chocolate. (For those of you with enough willpower to restrain yourself at...

Tripping on Toads

by Amy Howie We ventured off on a hike we have done plenty of times, expecting our usual outcome:  amazing, expansive views, fresh smells of nature, and the sounds only a vast canyon can provide. It was Father’s Day 2017 when my husband and I decided to take our three...

Homeschool Naturalists

by Bailey Zook As summer days start getting shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, metaphorical butterflies start to flutter inside my chest. The school year is beginning and I am so looking forward to getting back to teaching. Not only do I get the opportunity...

It’s an invasion! (And it’s pretty darned cool!)

by Stephanie Laporte Potts They gather in the trees. On the ground. In cracks on the sidewalk and that sunny spot in the garden. Little red and black spots, sometimes spread out, and sometimes in massive pulsing blobs of dozens of individuals. Then, once summer camp...