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Experience an Imagination Run with Miss Alyisha

Experience a story in a different way, with no books or pictures! Close your eyes, listen carefully, and prepare for an adventure. What would it be like to have a highly-sensitive snout, leathery wings, feathery whiskers, or a glittering, rainbow tail? Let your imagination (& your body!) run wild as you follow along with Miss Alyisha’s video. You’ll hunt, fly, swim, and prowl as you learn. 

When you're done with the run, check out the Miss Alyisha Recommends clip for thematic book recommendations to go along with each video.

A Glimpse of Nature -- Common Milkweed

Two weeks ago, I shared an image of an eastern tiger swallowtail perched on a plant.  The butterfly got the spotlight.  Butterflies always get the spotlight.  Today we’re going to give some attention to the extraordinary plant:  common milkweed.  Most of the time when I read about milkweed, people describe it as a necessary evil to support monarch butterflies.  The pitch goes something like this:  “milkweed is unattractive but we must allow it to live, or even plant a few in our gardens, if we want to prevent monarchs from going extinct.”  I just don’t get it.  I love milkweed!

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