Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays.] Calling citizen scientists! Next week, February 12 -15 2010, there's a fun and easy opportunity for your family to … [Read more...]

Winter Backyard Birding Part 2

Field guide & bird list

[Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Go deeper: identify your guests and get to know them Once you've set up some backyard birdfeeders as described in Part 1, go … [Read more...]

Ditch the Stores and Get Outdoors!

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Winter may be around the corner, but there‚Äôs no need to hibernate. Fall and winter landscapes have … [Read more...]

Playing with Leaves and Sticks

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Did someone paint these leaves? Take a close look at the rainbows on this page. They are composed of … [Read more...]

Videophilia replacing love of nature

In the late 1900s researchers like E.O. Wilson and Stephen Kellert began using the term "biophilia" to describe the basic love of other living things that humans seem to exhibit--an affection that encompassed nature, other species, diversity. So … [Read more...]