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Nature Lover's Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders
     

Nature Lover's Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders

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by Diane Olson, Adele Flail (Illustrator)
 

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Did you know that : We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside

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Did you know that : We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will connect you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky each month.

Editorial Reviews

Author of Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West and Hope's Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the Ame - Chip Ward
From the lattice of stars turning above us in the night sky, to the microbial universe in the soil beneath our feet, nature is rich with fascinating wonders. There is no better guide to this splendid realm than Diane Olson, whose knowledge and love of nature is a gift I have enjoyed for many years. Open this book and get ready to be amazed, delighted, and enlightened.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423622246
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,354,899
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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September 12

Listen: the crickets are getting loader. As fall progresses, mating becomes imperative, as adult crickets perish xome winter. The loud, monotonous song we heat in the evening is that of the males, singing to attract a mate; they sing a quicker, softer song when a female approaches. There's slso a territorial tune, sung when two males meet, and an abrupt "Look out!" chirp that warns everyone to be quiet.

Meet the Author

Diane Olson's "Urban Almanac" column, upon which this book is based, has been running in Salt Lake City's Catalyst magazine for 16 years. She's also written for New York Spirit, Salt Lake Magazine, and Utah Homes and Gardens. She lives in Salt Lake City.

Adele Flail is an artist, writer, and rogue biologist. She works as the Science Gallery Coordinator for The Leonardo, Salt Lake City's new sci+tech+art museum, She lives on a nascent urban homestead in Salt Lake City.

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A Nature Lover's Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tadaki More than 1 year ago
Great, funny, informative book for we nature nerds. I read it every day.