Porcupines are Coming This Way!

Porcupines are considered large rodents. Porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) have been sighted recently in forested locations along the Missouri River. The porcupine is noted for its quills and extremely long guard hairs on its back and tail. It can easily weigh more than 30 pounds and appears as big as a raccoon because of the length of the hair and quills. Their coloration is a mixture of black, white, and grey…

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Broadcom Masters Semi-Finals

We are proud of our Broadcom Masters Semifinalist! There are about six thousand middle school science projects that are judged worthy enough to go on to Broadcom Masters national science and engineering competition. The top three hundred of these six thousand are selected after further extensive application submission from all Broadcom Masters worthy submissions. Of course the competition process is quite selective. Our Broadcom Masters selected science student has made…

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Saving America’s Pollinators

How to Attract Pollinators: 6 Must-Have Plants Habitat loss, disease, and excessive pesticide use are responsible for the drop in pollinator numbers. Planting pollinator-friendly flora can help encourage their return. Different flower traits attract different garden guests. Butterflies, for example, are partial to purple flowers, while bees are especially attracted to bright white, yellow, or blue. Bats prefer musty smelling flowers that release their scent at night, while pollinating birds…

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