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About Lightning and Thunder and How to Stay Save

Some weather phenomena only occur during storms or severe weather events. Lightning and tornadoes are obvious examples, but flash floods, blizzards, and heat waves can also pose dangers to both people and property. Today, Ryan Henning, the author of the Field Guide to the Weather,...

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Orchids—A Unique and Prized Wildflower

Orchids are prized wildflowers and highly specialized plants. According to fossil evidence, orchids have been thriving on the planet for more than 100 million years! Today, the orchid family is one of the largest groups of flowering plants in the world, with almost 30,000 species....

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Birds of Michigan a Great Gift for Birders

In today’s post, Stan Tekiela, author of the Birds of Michigan field guide, tells us where to sight birds in the Great Lakes State. Millions of people in Michigan have discovered the joy of bird-feeding. Setting out feeders is a simple and fun way to bring birds...

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Creating Bee-friendly Spaces Where You Live

Jaret C. Daniels, author of Our Love of Bees, shares with us why it is important to create bee-friendly spaces right in your neighborhood. Find out how you can get started. A WORLD WITHOUT BEESDespite the critical role that bees and other pollinators play in...

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