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Helping Families Explore the Wonders of God's Creation

A monarch chrysalis is first emerald green. As it matures, it becomes transparent. Once the butterfly emerges, fluid is pumped from the abdomen into the wings. Over the next several hours the wings harden.

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Covers, October 2021

Covers, October 2021

Red squirrel. Photo © Maya Simmonds. American Goldfinch on bachelor buttons. Photo © Hannah Jones, Ava, MO.

Capturing a Flower in a Water Drop Splash

Capturing a Flower in a Water Drop Splash

A water drop splash on a rainy day? Sure. This is a perfect project for a rainy day. Come with me, and we will step inside and have some tabletop fun. 1. Fill a clear 9” x 13” pan to the brim with...

Preparing Your Garden for Rest

Preparing Your Garden for Rest

One of the blessings most North American gardeners enjoy is the cyclical nature of the pastime. While I have written about the joy of season extension and greenhouse production, having a season of...

Delphinus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula

Delphinus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula

The Summer Triangle, a large triangle of bright stars (Deneb, Vega, and Altair), lies straight overhead on September evenings in the United States. Delphinus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula all lie in or...

End of the Trail, September 2021

End of the Trail, September 2021

“Owl betcha it’s an ‘ole John Deere!”We had to chuckle when we first looked at Anthony Sensenig’s photo of an Eastern Screech-Owl sitting on this old Model H. Sparkles of sunset peak...