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In the Stacks: New books for beginning readers

...get a look inside a beehive at developing larvae and pupae, see a few of the huge variety of beetles, and find out what a caterpillar's mouth looks like. At the end of each book is a simple I-spy double-page spread featuring the title creature. The...
Bird Bits: The invisible bird

...grand food resource for birds and other creatures. These birds stalk, hover and hawk for their meals. Coming upon a juicy caterpillar, a warbling vireo will pluck it up with its beak and whack it into submission. The feeding strategy of hawking, also called...
'Caterpillar Soup' a play about love and transformation

...paralyzed from the waist down. "For a caterpillar to become a butterfly it has to - inside...dissolve. From that liquid, from the caterpillar soup, is where the butterfly evolves...creation of a one-woman play titled "Caterpillar Soup." Strelkoff, a founding member...
Bird Bits: Orange-crowned warbler and an effective insect-plucker. This warbler in my Lemon Creek yard is into spring harvest, snatching a green caterpillar from each and every leaf bud. The bird may explode! In my cat neighborhood, I do not think this ground nester will be...
Photo: The very hungry sparrow

A song sparrow perches on a flowering lupine with a freshly caught caterpillar at Fish Creek Park on Douglas Island on Monday.
Gimme a smile: April Fools' Day

There's a bright red caterpillar crawling on your back! April Fool!You gotta love April Fools' Day. In the lexicon of holidays, it stands alone. It doesn't...
Invasive sawfly identified in Sitka

...out the tree was covered with hundreds of the pale-green caterpillar-like insects. She called Gorman, who went to Putz's...from spreading.The larval stage of the insect resembles a caterpillar, according to the extension service.In spring, the larvae...
In the stacks: New chapter books for young readers

...holds Woolly Worm Races every year, one where the winning caterpillar's stripes foretell the coming winter and the winning human...he's a worm whisperer. Seriously. He's met a woolly caterpillar that listens when he talks, and, in between doing chores...
In the Stacks: New cookbooks

...Provence and the pumpkin cheesecake pumpkin, and there's plenty of time to contemplate the right occasions for the herbed caterpillar and the bacon football (known as the Pigskin, of course). Sweet or savory, crowd-sized or bite-sized, Buffardi's...
On the Trails: Silken threads

...silken threads off your face. I like to have a tall person ahead of me, to clear away those tickling filaments. A tiny caterpillar or a baby spider may dangle from those long threads, using the thread like a kite to "fly" to a new site. Or perhaps...


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