Snowdrops – when You See These, You Know Spring Is Almost Here!

Ahh, spring is in the air. There’s a warm breeze blowing, birds chirping, and snowdrops dotting the ground! But don’t get lulled into a false sense of the season – old man winter can still rear his frozen head. Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to appear each spring. These blooms typically appear as… Continue reading Snowdrops – when You See These, You Know Spring Is Almost Here!

The Stinkhorn – A Mushroom Only A Mother Could Love

It “hatches.” It smells like death. Some have a questionable shape. What’s not to love about stinkhorn mushrooms? Stinkhorn mushrooms like to grow on rotting organic matter, so you typically find them in your mulch beds. But don’t worry, if you don’t want these stinky ‘shrooms showing up in your flower bed, you can replace… Continue reading The Stinkhorn – A Mushroom Only A Mother Could Love

The Robin – The Most Common Bird You See

The first bird I learned to identify was the robin, so although it is not my favorite – that spot belongs to the tufted titmouse – it does hold a special place in my heart. These orange-breasted birds are easy to spot and hear as they are typically the first ones to wake up in… Continue reading The Robin – The Most Common Bird You See

The Secret Life of the Gentle and Useful Cow

Don’t you love the way cows look at you? It’s so gentle and calming! We used to live near a cow field and although the smell wasn’t so great when the wind was blowing the right direction – we did enjoy pausing on our walks to observe their stocky bodies and wide heads as they… Continue reading The Secret Life of the Gentle and Useful Cow

Careful, Kowalski, You Need To Know This About Penguins First

My kids love the Penguins of Madagascar on Netflix – the antics of those birds crack us all up! And so when we visited an aquarium on a recent field trip, we had to spend quite a bit of time observing their penguins. We saw firsthand how these birds fly through the water and waddle… Continue reading Careful, Kowalski, You Need To Know This About Penguins First

Is It The Perfect Christmas Tree? {The Amazing Pine}

Every year, many of us welcome pine trees into our homes in the form of Christmas trees. These ornamented trees have been a part of holiday traditions all over the world and date back from the sixteenth century. Pine trees are one of the oldest trees in the world – they live long to the age of one… Continue reading Is It The Perfect Christmas Tree? {The Amazing Pine}