Start looking for Mushrooms!

Mushrooms are a common sight throughout the damp coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Robert Niese, author of Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: Pacific Northwest, tells us all about it. Most fungi, like the cap mushrooms you can buy in the grocery store, are decomposers that...

Read More

Build a Bug House for Pet Bugs

Bugs are amazing little creatures. They provide incredible opportunities for getting outside and discovering nature. There are so many kinds to see and appreciate―even in your backyard or at a nearby park.  In his book Insects & Bugs Backyard Workbook, author Jaret C. Daniels features more than 20 simple,...

Read More

How to Raise Native Caterpillars

Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: California by botanist George Miller features more than 20 simple, fun introductions to astronomy, birds, geology, and more. Plus, more than a dozen activities help kids to make hypotheses, experiment, and observe. The 19 hands-on science projects include activities such as...

Read More