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Spawning Fish

With spring comes birds singing and nesting, baby animals of all kind being born, and a general feeling of refreshment and excitement.  But what about under the water?  What are fish up to after...

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Butterflies drum, but not in a band.

One way a butterfly finds a larval food plant is to “drum” the leaf. The butterfly is not looking for food for itself but instead settles for brief moments on leaves. Upon close examination...

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What’s Mercury doing to the Sun?

Get ready for an amazing astronomical alignment! On May 9th, 2016, we’ll be able to see the planet Mercury during the daytime as its orbit takes it right across the face of the Sun!  ...

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Discovering Gemstones – April Edition

Diamond, the quintessential gemstone, is the birthstone for those born in April. The name diamond comes from the word adamant meaning “unbreakable”, likely in reference to its exceptional hardness. Diamond is the hardest known...