Don't play in the street you might get run over by a car. Don't go to the woods alone you might get eaten by a bear. Don't eat dirt it might be full of worms and you might carry eggs around in your belly and you might die and they might come out of your … Continue reading Five Reasons to Go Outside
I know a guy named Rick who can tell a female wolf's status in a pack just from the way she urinates. He can identify individual wolves with a scope from more than a mile away by the way they walk or turn their head. Rick is tuned in. I know another guy named Dan … Continue reading Pay Attention
If you raise some rats in a boring, solitary environment and then raise others in a stimulating environment filled with toys, guess what happens? Over time, the rats that are raised and kept in an enriched environment have larger brains than the rats raised in confinement. This was the result of a landmark paper in … Continue reading You’re It- Part II
For American pronghorn, play begins early in life. A young pronghorn will reach its peak play at about 4 weeks of age. Playtime includes a heavy dose of running. For pronghorns, running actually means sprinting. Running and playing as a fawn, however, come with risks. For fawns play represents around 20% of total energy expenditure (Byers … Continue reading You’re It – Part I
Take one step into your backyard, and you will be close to lichen. What is lichen? It is one of the oldest symbioses. What is a symbiosis you ask? It is an interaction between different organisms living in close physical contact. It's a cooperative relationship.