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A Nature Lover's Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders

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Did you know that: We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will connect you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky each month.

Diane Olson's Urban Almanac column, upon which this book is based, has been running in Salt Lake City's Catalyst magazine for sixteen years. She has also written for New York Spirit, Salt Lake Magazine, and Utah Homes and Gardens. She lives in Salt Lake City.

Adele Flail is an artist, writer, and rogue biologist. She works as the Science Gallery Coordinator for The Leonardo, Salt Lake City's new sci+tech+art museum. She lives on a nascent urban homestead in Salt Lake City.

Fun nature trivia for city dwellers and suburbanites alike

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Did you know that: We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders watch television with you in your home? Spring moves north at about 16 miles per day, or 100 miles per week? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? A tick can live up to 18 years without food?

Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will entertain and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky every month of the year.

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ISBN:
9781423622246
Author:
Olson, Diane
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Did you know that: We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders watch television with you in your home? Spring moves north at about 16 miles per day, or 100 miles per week? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? A tick can live up to 18 years without food?

Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will entertain and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky every month of the year.

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