Friday, August 16, 2013

Never Cry Wolf

This movie, Never Cry Wolf, is a wonderful movie that shows the bond between man and animal. It starts with one ordinary scientist who is soon unexpectedly dropped off in the middle of Alaska with fears of being harmed by wolves and other scary creatures that lay there. He is supposed to find out if the wolves are killing all the caribou, but with a very intriguing adventure along the way.
I recommend this movie for all the viewers as a family movie to watch with some popcorn and enjoy watching wolves and other FASCINATING animals in action. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fascinating Bird Events

The Great Horned Owl was close enough so our binoculars could see the FASCINATING bird. He stood next to a huge tree looking small, yet powerful with its sharp talons and his head, that swiveled around seeking out small rodents. Occasionally, he turned to look at us, but without a care in the world. He didn't seem the least bit nervous of all the people watching his every move. All of a sudden, his huge downy wings spread out and he lifted himself up in the air and flew off. I still remember the power and strength those wings carried through the night.
-Bluebirds are beautiful! Their blue backs and orange bellies are an amazing sight to see when they are in the air, flapping their wings and going to find food for the family. One amazing night we were peeking in the birdhouse and inside were three beautiful baby birds opening their mouths waiting to be fed. It was adorable and truly FASCINATING!!!!! First, they would open their mouths wide, expecting food to be dropped in, then they would put their heads back down on each other and sleep until they wanted food again! It was amazing!!
Birds truly are FASCINATING creatures and deserve to be respected. In the comments box, feel free to tell about some of your fascinating bird events. I mean, how many times will you be able to see baby birds learn to fly? I have, but have you? These stories deserve to be shared!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zoo Trip

Zoo trips are always fun! So of course, this time was too! My cousin, sister, grandmother, and I all piled in the car and drove the long, but totally worth it ride to the zoo. When we got to the zoo, we headed straight to the animals! First, we saw the spider monkey along with a dark haired one that I'm not so sure of the name. They were gripping their big and long branches, swinging and swinging through the treetops. I loved going into the reptiles and amphibians exhibit and seeing all the FASCINATING creatures that I definitely wouldn't want to see anywhere else. I also like the place where they tell you about a specific animal and this time it was some type of turtle. I learned that one type sleeps 16 hours a day! We trudged along for quite a while, ate, and soon entered Bear Country, where we saw the sloth bear that was sitting happily and the polar bear that was sleeping and sleeping, not swimming in the water which was what we all wanted it to do. My sister desperately wanted to see the aardvarks so we walked over to the Small Mammal House. We saw the adorable aardvarks snoozing, while cuddled up close together. I learned that they are nocturnal so that was why they were sleeping. We ended our zoo day with a delicious, satisfying, soft serve ice cream each and headed home. What a day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Day and Night in Nature

At my grandparent's house, the tractor was slowly forcing itself up a small hill. Behind the tractor was a big wooden wagon, filled with kids and other family members all riding in the wagon. On this small journey we went across the road to a corn field. There was a beautiful view and you could see the twin towers!
That night we slept on the wagon with many matresses, pillows, and blankets. We looked up at the bright black sky that the moon lit up like a huge flashlight, we watched for shooting stars until we all fell asleep.
The next morning we hiked down in the woods where SO many trees fell from Hurricane Sandy, and got to hop over tree trunks and tree branches, also looking up to make sure know really loose and almost falling trees would fall while we were walking under it. It was so fun to navigate our way through the woods searching for the big black bear that my grandparents had seen about a month before our camp out.
Camping and hiking are so fun and I hope you try it and have a great nature experience.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Long Island Fun

This summer I went to Long Island for a nature related vacation and had a great time. We were visting our grandparents for the weekend. There house was right near the bay/sound so we went swimming, tubing, and kayaking. Sitting on the sand, after a long time of swimming, splashing and other water related activites, I searched the sky for the FASCINATING osprey to fly across the treetops. My grandmother got me this bird watching book where there are all these stickers with pictures of birds on them, so when you saw the bird you would take the sticker of put it on the page with its name on it then write when and where you saw it. Also, there was a spot to put some observations about the bird and what it was doing. One of my observations for the osprey was: This elegant bird was gliding and flapping its huge downy wings, propeling itself forward in the air. If any of you are interested in this book it is called: Beginning Birdwatcher's Book-by Sy Barlowe.
Birdwatching is enjoyable and a very fun hobby. I hope you all try it one time and enjoy those flying, amazing, and FASCINATING creatures.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Rhinos are very interesting animals and would love to share some facts!  So sit back and relax!
Rhinos are herbivores, which means they don't eat meat they only eat plants. This includes in their diet, leaves, grasses, shrubs, shoots, buds, and fruit. They eat up to 50 kilograms a day! That's amazing! Humans eat only three meals a day,(with a few snacks in between) while they eat so much more!  Rhinos need to have salt in their diet and were once observed drinking saltwater! \
The White an Black rhinoceros lives in Africa. The White Rhino lives in Africa's savannas, woodlands, and grasslands. The Black Rhino lives in Africa's rain forests and scrublands. The Indian, Tavan, and Sumatran live in Asia.
Humans are rhinos biggest predators. They kill rhinos for their horns, and the horns are sold on the black market. The horns are used for traditional purposes and some people believe they can cure everything from fever to food poisoning. Some other predators are crocodiles, hyenas, and lions.
Rhinos have many ways to protect themselves from danger. They have very sharp horns that they can use to  scare off predators. These horns are made of keratin which is the same protein as hair and fingernails. They also have very thick skin. Unfortunately, their skin is not as thick as an armor plate because if they get scratched they could get scars.
Rhinos also have many adaptations that help them survive. They gallop like a horse which allows them to run up to 25 miles per hour, but for only a short period of time. This will help them get away from predators. They have big teeth that are meant for crushing up their food. Can you believe this? Rhinos have a great sense of smell and can smell a predator from more than eight football fields away! That's awesome! Another interesting fact: they have a great sense of hearing and can swivel their ears around to hear where a sound came from! They are also great swimmers!
Now you know that rhinos are more than just scary creatures, they are FASCINATING creatures! I hope you enjoyed the rhinos facts!

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Amazing Rain Forest

The rain forest is an incredible place. It holds many FASCINATING creatures and many cool facts.
The rain forest is very very green. The tropical rain forest our full of life, including plants and animals. You might be wondering where you can find tropical rain forests! Close to the equator, where it is always warm and it rains about every day. Some of the biggest rain forests are in South America, Africa, and Asia. Tropical rain forest have many large and unusual butterflies. Hummingbirds drinks nectar from some of the flowers, while cashews grow in the bright sun. Toucans, scarlet macaws, sloths, many interesting insects, and many more creatures live in the FASCINATING tropical rain forest.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Big Miracle

If anybody is looking for a little inspiration to save the environment, watch the Big Miracle. It is about whales that get trapped by a sheet of ice and people come to save them! I hope you will try it and I think you will love it!!



I have been pretty interested in bats since the time a bat got into my cousins house! It flew all around!

Bats are the only flying mammals.You may think flying squirrels fly, but they glide. The bats forelimbs form wings that are very different from birds. Bats have bad eyesight. When bats fly they use their big ears help them locate and avoid objects. Bats let out a sound that is way to high pitched for us to hear, and the sound is echoed back as a radar beam. The sound is picked up by their sensitive ears and the echo identifies the direction and distance of the objects, this helps them hunt for food. Some large bats eat fruit, and Vampire Bats of South and Central America drink blood.
Bats are very interesting and I hope you think so too! If you have any questions or suggestions write a comment and I will reply shortly.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The dog and deer friendship, from National Geographic

In Courtney Canada, Kate the Great Dane finds an unexpected friend! Kate's owner found the hungry, orphaned fawn near her house. She brought her inside to care for her and when Kate the dog saw the deer they knew they would be best friends forever!!!! Kate's owner called her Pippin. The dog and the deer would spend the day play fighting and running after a toy ball. They cuddle and they chase each other around. One time they even chased a black bear!!!!!!!   Pippin joined a wild deer herd but still payed daily visits to Kate!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Guys, please help! Rhinos are dying out and I need your help!
You can write letters to the president in Africa, or our president, maybe donate money to a rhino organization! ANYTHING!!!! THANK YOU!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A New Blog

I have an announcement! Two of the authors from fascinating nature have made a new blog!
It is cooking! Don't worry, we will still post research on here!  Also, there is a writing blog by one of the authors! The cooking one is called cooking and baking fun The writing one is authors and But no spaces! Please look!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Sharks have been around for about 400 million years! Before dinosaurs were here on the earth sharks lived in the ocean! A shark's jaws are different than other animals because its lower and upper jaws move. When a shark bites it bites with its lower jaw and than its upper jaw. When it eats it swings his head back and forth to tear a loose piece of meat. It swallows the food whole! Different types of sharks have different shaped teeth depending on the food they eat. A great white shark is a carnivore, like most sharks. Sharks may grow over 20,000 teeth in its lifetime! Sharks never run out of teeth! If he loses one another comes forward from the rows of backup teeth. Sharks usually eat by themselves, but sometimes if a shark is eating it may attract other sharks. They will swim up real quick and try to get a nibble of the food. Most sharks are carnivores. They eat fish, dolphins, seals, turtles, and even seagulls. Sometimes sharks will eat other sharks. The sharks that are carnivores have teeth made out of cartilage instead of bone because cartilage teeth are more flexible. Some sharks are quite harmless. Fun fact, the most harmless sharks are usually the largest!
Sharks predators are people! They eat sharks! Isn't that terrible!
Sharks are very fascinating!
Flamingos are famous for their bright pink feathers, stilt-like legs, and S-shaped neck. They’re also known for “running” on water, thanks to their webbed feet, to gain speed before lifting up into the sky. You’ll find flamingos throughout the world’s warmer regions, near shallow lakes and lagoons.Once airborne, flamingos fly with their long neck and legs outstretched. Flamingos fly in large flocks, sometimes with as many as hundreds of thousands of other flamingos. A flock of flamingos that large is quite a sight!


Whales are very good at catching food. When the blue whale is swimming and it starts to grow hungry, all it has to do is open gallons of water pour in, which strains out the tiny shrimp called krill. The whale does not drink salt water! The whale's gullet will not take anything bigger than a herring.
When whales swim it is like flying underwater! They have been around for some 25 million years! Surprisingly a whale is not a fish! The front flippers are forelegs, that have five fingers! The front flippers are only you used to keep the whale from tumbling over and to help steer.
The whale lives in cold water, but is very comfortable! I has an enormous layer of fat, like 12 inches thick!
It is called blubber. Blubber is like an elastic covering that helps the whales' body to be able to swim with the pressure of the water when it dives deep. A whale can dive 3,200 feet! The pressure of that dive would crush a blubber-less whale!
Whales are very interesting!

Musk Ox

Musk ox have a special way of defending themselves in the time of danger. When the wolf approaches the herd, the musk ox stoop down and rub their legs against their forelegs. A very strong odor is released into the air by scent glans just below each eye. Nobody knows why they send out that very strong odor it is a mystery! The musk ox then charges out to the predator, with a swipe of his horns. If a wolf, (there predator,)
picks up one of the ox they will kick until it is free on it's side and is ready to crush the wolf.
Musk ox get their food from small arctic plants.
Musk ox are very mysterious and fun to learn about!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Butterflies can only see red, green, and yellow. The top butterflies speed is as fast as 12 miles an hour. Some moths can fly as fast as 25 miles an hour! Monarch butterflies travel from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, which is about 2,000 miles! They then return again in the spring. Butterflies can't fly if their body tempature is less than 86 degrees. Antarctica is the only continent that has no Lepidoparas.There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. There are about 140,000 moths in the world! Butterflies are very fascinating creatures!


Elephants are very fascinating animals. They are the biggest land mammals still alive today. They live from 50 to 70 years, but the oldest living elephant lived to 82 years old. The two species of elephants living today are the Asian and African elephants. Elephants tusks are made of ivory and are very strong. Elephants live together in herds. It is good that these elephants in the zoo are with each other.~SW

The Cutest Baby Animals!

Baby animals are born every day!!! These are some of the cutest animals I have ever seen!~SW

Capybara pictures