Richard Louv's Blog – September 2009 Archive (3)

The Backyard Revolution II

Just posted at http://www.childrenandnature.org/blog/



Sep 21st, 2009 by Richard Louv



A while back, I wrote about a terrific book in this space, and mentioned there was more to come. So here’s Part II.



Doug Tallamy is professor and chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, and the author of “Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens”, a book I’ve endorsed as “the perfect antidote to the… Continue

Added by Richard Louv on September 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

America’s Best Cities for Nature-Deficit Disorder. Now what about the rest of us?

Part of the following column is adapted from a previous blog entry. The column was released September 4, 2009 
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In August, CBS’ “The Early Show” recognized the danger of what we’re now informally calling “nature-deficit disorder.” The show featured the 25 best… Continue

Added by Richard Louv on September 7, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

What kids don't know can sting them

New sting for mother nature: Four in ten children mistake a bee for a wasp

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

03rd September 2009



Four out of ten children can't tell the difference between a wasp and a bee, a study revealed today.



Researchers found 37 per cent of youngsters aged between five and ten didn't know what a bee looked like - with one in three mistaking it for a wasp.



Incredibly, three per cent picked 'fly' when shown a picture of a… Continue

Added by Richard Louv on September 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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