Natural History

Week 2: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 3: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 4: The Song of Nature, theme 1: ORGANISMS
Week 6: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 7: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 8: The Song of Nature, theme 2: STORIES
Week 9: Interlude - To Experience Nature
Week 10: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENT
Week 11: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENTS
Week 12: The Song of Nature, theme 3: ENVIRONMENTS
Appendix #1 - Natural History Books
Appendix #2 - Index of Nature Poems
Appendix #3 - Selected Outlines of Living Things

Day 2: Invertebrates

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For the last pondlife episode we’ll transition from moss to the things that live in there, such as small invertebrate animals.

Video (scroll to bottom of the page): “Pondlife 3 – What Lives In Moss (Sally Warring + Michael Tessler)” (11:38)

 

Microscopic but still animals! Ecdysozoans.

Video: “Tardigrades – The Most Resilient Animals in the Universe” (7:41)

Insects are the largest group of animals, by far. Here we have one video, one audio program, and one paper on the first animals to conquer the air.

Video: “Life of Insects (BBC Life in Undergrowth)” (5:10; low res) 

Audio: “Bee (BBC Natural Histories)” (27:42)

Reading: “Milkweeds and Monarchs (Ohio DNR)