Monthly Archives: March 2012

Garden snails

We have found many different garden snails this spring, in various shades of white, brown, tan and pink.  Many were already picked over by the birds, and some of them were bleached by the sun.  We found several active snails, … Continue reading

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Ceratodon purpureus: Fire Moss

  photo taken on March 12 photo taken on March 18 (written by Sophia, age 10) This type of moss can live in very polluted areas like by the side of the road. We found some of this moss across … Continue reading

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Black swallowtail, part two, after a 6-1/2 month wait

Something I learned today:  a chrysalis is a pupa that hangs.  A cocoon is a pupa that does not.  I have usually used these two terms interchangeably. I set a black swallowtail chrysalis on the ledge in our art/science room … Continue reading

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