Monthly Trivia Answer

The correct answer is C! Daddy long legs or "harvestmen" are very misunderstood animals. There are over 6,000 kinds of harvestmen on every continent except Antarctica, and NONE of them have venom glands. Mostly, harvestmen eat rotting material or small insects. Harvestmen are also more closely related to mites; the only thing in common they have with spiders is that they are both arachnids. It is true that harvestmen will drop a leg in order to escape a predator. Harvestmen can still get around even after they are missing several legs, and better to lose a leg than your life! These are amazing animals with a lot left to discover about them. You might be the person to unlock their secrets. 

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Craft of the Month

Leaf Ghosts!


Take advantage of the leaves in your neighborhood by turning them into ghosts! Follow this link for the full information!

Looking for something fun to do outside? Below you'll find some helpful tips for Bird watching, a list of fun activities to do outside, and more!

Go Outside & Play

Animals

Look for animal tracks in the mud
Count the number of butterflies you see
Take a walk and try to identify the birds in your area
Go to the Duck Pond and practice your best duck call
Study the bark of a tree with a magnifying glass and see what might be living inside the tree
Go outside and sit quietly, listen for animal sounds
Flip over rocks and search for lizards
Practice Backyard Birding

Art

Make nature art with things you found in your backyard
Do Sibley Nature Center's Scavenger Hunt
Find five leaves that are different colors or shapes
Make a leaf print using rocks & paint
Plant a seed and watch it grow
Play in the dirt! Make mud pies!

Outdoors

Visit the Fiddle Sticks Farms
Learn how to use a compass
Explore a local park or the Sibley Nature Center
Take a bike ride on the Sibley Nature Center Trails
Make an outdoor resort for all your toys
Play I SPY using only clues that describe nature