Monthly Archives: February 2010

Mystery Critter #40

Let me get a look at that

It’s that time again, nature detectives! Time to put your “noodle” to the test with the 40th round of Mystery Critter!

So, put on those thinking caps, grab the kiddos and let’s get guessing. :-)


  • You will find a version of me throughout the United States
  • I am hard to catch — and quick
  • I hang around ponds and slow moving streams
  • You will probably hear me before you see me
  • I am good at camouflage

So, what am I?

Make your guess then go to eNature for the answer and more interesting facts. You can even lend an ear!

Did you get it right?

If not, no worries. You will have another chance next week!

OK, now it’s time to put your nature detective skills to work in the real world. Head outside for a wild adventure!! Mother Nature has great things in store for you and the children in your world.

And don’t forget! Join the Wildobs community and share your wild adventures with the world.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

Creative Commons License photo credit: WellspringCS

Frolic Friday: Hungry Caterpillar Edition

Very hungry

Happy weekend, all! You’ve survived another busy week and it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and feast on fun.

Rumor has it that spring is around the corner. Of course, it looks like a really big corner from where I am sitting. Just sayin’.

This weekend, why not…

As always, it doesn’t matter what you do — just get outside and play!

Check out Mother Nature as she starts to change from winter to spring. She’s always got something new and exciting up her sleeve.

See ya outside! ~The Grass Stain Guru

Creative Commons License photo credit: jemasmith

Resource Share: BAM!

#053 - Antique

I love to share resources, so when I stumbled across this find I decided it deserved a wee post.

BAM! Radio has a slew of interviews on iTunes for free download. Author and host, Rae Pica interviews a variety of experts, including Dr. Stuart Brown and Dr. Howard Chudacoff.

There are 38 podcasts, lasting between 8-12 minutes each. A perfect tidbit to listen to on the go!

Topics include:

  • Giving Your Child the Power to Choose
  • Dangerous Parents, Safer Kids
  • Why Rough & Tumble Play is a Really Good Thing
  • The Importance of Being a Playful Teacher

Whether you are a parent, educator, or merely interested in child development, there is something on BAM! for everyone.

Click here for the list of podcasts to download.

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See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

photo credit: Andy Welsher

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