Nature is truly amazing, isn’t it? Just looking at the diversity of creatures on this planet confirms that. This week’s mystery creature is a very bizarre looking insect, and an excellent example of just how creative mother nature really
How did you do with this week’s mystery creature? A cute but unusual looking animal, don’t you think? Some say it has a face like a cat and a body like a bear which is why it is commonly called the bearcat
Do bugs Fart?
That was a recent question from my three children, shouted in through an open door as they rummaged around in the garden. The answer is… yes they do! Most insects have micro-organisms (bacteria etc) that live in their digestive systems
I have kept a very ‘sciencey’ focus to my blogs for the last while; it was a deliberate and conscious move in a slow transitional way. However, some of my very favourite posts here are the personal ones and sometimes I do miss writing them. And
This week starts with a wet and humid day, not unlike the climate that this creature may experience… do you know what it is?
Image credit:Tassilo Rau
Remember, ask questions if you want some clues and be sure to check back at the end of the week
We had lots of junior scientists having a guess at this week’s Mystery creature, how did you do? Most guessed it was a shark, but to be exact…
It was an epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium
What would happen if the Earth’s gravity suddenly disappeared?
This was a recent question from my 10-year-old son… it certainly got some interesting discussions going around the kitchen table. When I opened up the question
The Mystery Creature posts are back! And here is the first of the year… do you know what it is? It can do something that no other members of its species can, do you know what that is?
Feel free to have some guesses or ask some questions. As always
We are used to seeing them at some stage of their life cycle, most of us remember watching them grow as tadpoles in our classrooms, and they are a common part of our ecosystem; but how much do you really know about these diverse and amazing creatures
We had no Wifi…. I’ll pause there for dramatic effect!
Can you imagine? A lightning strike knocked us out, so we had no internet, no on-line work access and…. NO NETFLIX! There were tears!
Luckily it all got