Category Archives: Questions and Answers

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Who made this nest?

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claudia witch's broomThe Question: We saw this large nest while hiking in Wisconsin. Who made it?

Submitted by: Claudia, Wisconsin, USA

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Do dragonflies mean safe drinking water?

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dragonfly on window screenThe Question: Someone recently told our young son that if you see a dragonfly near water (such as a pond), then it is safe for humans to drink the water. Is this true?

Submitted by: Jean, Minnesota, USA

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What are these bubbles all over the lake?

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bubbles on a lakeThe Question: In early June, I took a kayak trip on Winton Lake, starting out before sunrise and getting to the area where these photos were taken just as the sun was coming up. There were green bubbles all over the lake. After the sun came up, they began to break up and were gone within about an hour after sunrise. I’ve never seen anything like this on any lake I’ve ever paddled and I’m very curious what could cause it! Can you supply any answers?
Submitted by: Mark, Ohio, USA

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What is this long, skinny insect?

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walking stick -2 - 800The Question: I found this on my driveway. It doesn’t look like anything I’ve ever seen. It was about 7.5 cm (3 in.) long. What is it?

walking stick - 800Submitted by: Debbie, Manitoba, Canada

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