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Growing With Science Blog · 3d ago

Ant Activities and Books for Kids

For STEM Friday this week we have a new picture book about ants, Just Like Us! Ants by Bridget Heos and illustrated by David Clark. Although the cartoon illustrations may make it look like t...
Growing With Science Blog · 5d ago

Bug of the Week: Another Bougainvillea Caterpiller Moth

Usually when I see a drab brown moth on the wall I don't get too excited because the different kinds tend look alike even to a trained entomologist. If you can't identify something, it's har...
Growing With Science Blog · 1W ago

Bug of the Week: November Butterflies and Moths

Here it is the end of November already and we still are seeing caterpillars out and about. There's silk, holes and frass on some of the hollyhock leaves. Those belong to the painted lady but...
Growing With Science Blog · 1W ago

Question About Science Experiment Kits for Kids

This week I received a question from a grandmother who wanted to find a hands-on science/STEM kit for her grandchild and wondered if I have any suggestions. First of all, kudos to you grandm...
Growing With Science Blog · 3W ago

Bug of the Week: Sunflower Grasshopper

As I pointed out in one of my other blogs, I recently went to a u-pick farm. But instead of vegetables, I brought home photographs. The sunflowers were glorious. But of course, I spotted the...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Marine Science for Kids for STEM Friday

The ocean has been in the news, which is why we are excited about this new middle grade book. From Josh and Bethanie Hestermann (the team that brought us Zoology for Kids),  we have Marine S...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: Monarch Diary

I've probably mentioned this before, but one reason to publish blog posts like this is to have a diary of events over the seasons and years. For example, remember the monarch caterpillar fro...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: European Paper Wasp

At first glance, this little wasp might look like a yellow jacket. That is, until you spot the bright orange antennae. It is actually a European paper wasp, Polistes dominula. The European p...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: Acanalonia Planthopper Nymphs

Earlier in the year I spotted these unusual bumps on a goldenrod stem. Are they insects or debris? Looking closer, they are insects. They have legs and eyes. Can you see the legs now? Don't ...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: Busy Milkweeds

After posting about the queen caterpillars on our rush milkweeds last week, this week I came across another scene. Yes, there's a butterfly and a caterpillar. Do you see what is unusual abou...