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Growing With Science Blog · 2d ago

Bug of the Week: Beginnings and Endings

This week a friend of mine asked me if I'd like some silkworms. She knew I was an experienced silkworm mom and she had received way too many from her order in the mail. So, now we have tiny ...
Growing With Science Blog · 1W ago

Bug of the Week: Flying Moths

Every morning when I stumble out to pick up the newspaper, I like to take a moment to look around at what is happening in the yard. Usually it is still peaceful. Only the birds are awake. Th...
Growing With Science Blog · 2W ago

Showing Off Wings: Butterfly Versus Fly

During a recent trip to the Desert Botanical Garden we saw insects showing off their wings. Most people notice the zebra butterflies. But up close the picture-winged fly's wings are just as ...
Growing With Science Blog · 3W ago

#Kidlit for #PoetryMonth: A Rocketful of Space Poems

For STEM Friday and National Poetry Month we have a new children's book,  A Rocketful of Space Poems chosen by John Foster and illustrated by Korky Paul. The collection includes poems from t...
Growing With Science Blog · 3W ago

Bug of the Week: Moth Poem

April is National Poetry Month. Let's celebrate with a short poem about a moth. Moth Midnight flyer Shy princess In a silvery white skirt
Growing With Science Blog · 4W ago

Bug of the Week: Thirsty Fly

The little leaf cordia (Cordia parvifolia) is covered with white blooms right now. They attract quite a few flying insects. Wonder why this fly is sitting on a leaf rather than a flower. Mos...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: Mobile Aphids

Have you ever wondered what life is like for insects? For example, take these aphids feeding on a sunflower stem. Look at how spiky the stem looks from a closer perspective. Must make gettin...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

#Kidlit Insects: The Most Fun Bug Book Ever

For Nonfiction Monday we have a new Middle Grade book, Insects: The Most Fun Bug Book Ever by Sneed B. Collard III. It's a great title, but how much fun is the book, really? Let's take a loo...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

#Kidlit For Pi Day: Mapping My Day

With the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS ), people of all ages are forgetting how to use or create maps. This is an issue because maps aren't just for finding our way to Grandma...
Growing With Science Blog · 1M ago

Bug of the Week: A Little Drama

Usually when I post Bug of the Week, I try to add a story to the photographs. This week I think the photographs tell it all.