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Head Outside with Amy Stewart

No Comments Summer is the time to head outdoors and enjoy the world beyond our air conditioning. But if searing heat and bizarrely violent storms are messing with your outside time, spend a little indoor time —…

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Lucky 7 e-books: Enjoy the Great Outdoors

6 Comments 6 Comments The Great Outdoors Head outside and get dirty with a good book. Build from the ground up with these inside looks at the outside world. Plus, you can save a tree by filling up your…

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The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

35 Comments 35 Comments Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received: Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style. A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, Help! There’s this really cute guy working at a local bookstore near my office and I’d love to ask him out. But every time I go into the store he’s busy with…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’ve leaving in a few weeks for a vacation with extended family at a beach house that we’ve rented for a week. Do you have any tips for surviving the week with…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I’m attending a housewarming party for a young couple who love good food and outdoor entertaining. I want to get them something useful and enduring–maybe to help with their garden or to…

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Ask Dr. Bleedingheart

No Comments No Comments Dear Dr. Bleedingheart, I have recently adopted some pet snails.  Now they are having snail babies! The soil in the terrarium has little tiny bugs in it; I think they might have come from a…

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Spring Salute to Earthworms

2 Comments 2 Comments 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Earthworms: 1. There are about 2,700 varieties of earthworm 2. Worms are hermaphroditic: they have both sets of sexual organs and line up head-to-tail to mate. 3. The largest…

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