Lyme Disease
— is spread by infected ticks and is named after
Olde Lyme, Connecticut.

Nematodes — What are they? They’re the tiny white worms that
thrash and coil in the soil.

Slime Molds — What is that orange blob in the garden?

Spiders — How are spiders different from other animals?

Lichens — A symbiotic relationship: equal parts fungi and algae in one nifty, scaly splotch.

Turkey Vultures — Who’s on the air? A TV perhaps?

Grackles — Crafty grackles use a method called “anting” to soothe irritated skin.

Great Horned Owls — “Hoot owls” aka great horned owls, neither say “hoot” nor have horns.

Voles — Researchers have found that voles, often mistaken for mice, behave more like humans in some ways than their rodent cousins.

Tufted Titmouse — These “little songsters” have discovered that there really is safety in numbers – even if they’re from another flock.

Black-eyed Susans — grow abundantly throughout the United States.

Dogwood Wildflower — They also grow as shrubs and wildflowers.

A Protective Gesture — Defense instincts show up early in red-tailed hawks.

Duck Feet — Ducks floating calmly on a pond are the epitome of serenity.