More Valuable Than It Sounds: Goldenrod

Goldenrod is a fundamental resource in late summer.

Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds

In the US and Canada, autumn means pumpkins.

a cloud

How Much Does A Cloud Weigh?

Clouds are made of water, and water is heavy.

a fisherman in a mountain stream

The Mountain, the River, and the Fish: Who is the oldest?

The answer may be surprising!

Geological Periods: COSDCP-TJC-PEOMPP!

Why do we use strange names for geological periods?

Of Damsels and Dragons

These common insects are extraordinary in many ways

laughing bay

Is Baby Talk Genetic?

Everyone speaks to babies the same way.

a colorful branch of Nyssa leaves

August First, and the First Autumn Indicator

Even as we move toward mid-summer, the early harbingers of autumn bring color to the forest.

field of fireflies flashing

Fireflies, and the Evolution of Photic Signaling

We love to see them on a warm summer evening.