Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Butterfly Facts

Hi everyone!! Happy Wednesday to you!! 

May your day be whimsical!!

Today, Joey wants to tell you about butterflies! Joey loves to watch the butterflies fluttering by. He loves when they land on a flower! It is so delightful to watch these unique beautiful colorful insects!! Did you know that butterflies have two compound and single chambered eyes and these eyes sit on each side of its head? Did you know that the butterfly’s eyes have up to 12,000 lenses in each eye? Butterflies can see in many different directions at the same time because of their 12,000 compound eyes. They can also focus on one object too because of the single chambered eyes. A butterfly can see almost approximately 315 degrees around itself!! A butterfly can see its own beautiful wings!! They have good eyesight!! How cool is that?

 

What is your favorite type of butterfly?


Get your free printable butterfly coloring sheet here:Butterfly coloring sheet

 

Facts about butterflies:

1. Not all caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies. In fact, some caterpillars turn into moths. There are four stages a caterpillar goes through in order to morph into a butterfly or moth. Those four stages are: the egg, larva, pupa, and the adult.

2. There are about 17,000 species of butterflies in the world. The Palos Verdes blue butterfly is the rarest butterfly. The most common butterfly is the Painted Lady butterfly. These butterflies are beautiful!!

3. The Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly is the smallest butterfly in the world. It has a wingspan of about ¼ to ½ inch. The biggest butterfly in the world is the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. It has a wingspan of about 11 inches.

4. Butterflies have four wings and their wings are transparent. The two wings close to its head are called forewings and the other two wings are called hindwings. Their wings are covered by thousands of very tiny scales. Butterfly wings are made from a protein called chitin. Butterflies have six legs and they use their legs to taste nectar. The three main body parts of the butterfly are the head, thorax, and abdomen. 

5. There is a butterfly called the Glasswing butterfly. The Glasswing butterfly uses its transparent wings to hide from predators in plain sight. Glasswing butterflies are beautiful. They have a lifespan of between 6 to 12 weeks. Some butterfly species only live for 24 hours and other butterfly species can live up to thirteen (13) months.

6. Most butterflies are herbivores and only eat nectar and water. They get their food/nectar from plants and colorful flowers.

7. A group of butterflies are referred to as a flutter, swarm, or a kaleidoscope of butterflies!

 

Can you share a fact about butterflies with us?

 

Books about butterflies:

1. Flight of the Butterflies by Roberta Edwards

2. The Little Guide to Butterflies by Tom Frost

3. National Geographic Readers: Flutter, Butterfly! by Shelby Alinsky

4. Butterflies and Moths: Explore Nature with Fun Facts by DK

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Dragon Blood Tree Facts

Happy Tuesday!! 

May your day be totally terrific!!

Today is trivia Tuesday!! Are you ready to learn about something cool today? Today Joey wants to tell you about the Dragon Blood Tree! But, first see if you can answer the trivia question.

 

Where do Dragon Blood trees originate from?

A.) North America

B.) Yemen

C.) Africa

D.) California

 

Dragon Blood trees also known as the Socotra dragon tree are big beautiful trees that sort of resemble an umbrella, but much bigger!! The umbrella shape of the tree helps protect the tree’s roots from the hot sun and it also helps to keep the sun from evaporating all of the water! Dragon Blood trees can grow to about 32 feet tall some say it grows to about 39 feet tall. That is very tall!! They are in the evergreen family. The Dragon Blood tree is native only to the island of Socotra, Yemen. Could you imagine standing under one of these trees? How cool would that be?

 

What is your favorite type of tree?

 

Facts about the Dragon Blood tree:

1. Dragon Blood trees can live up to 600 years! That is a lot of years! The Dragon Blood tree grows very slow. It takes about 10 years for the tree to grow about 3 feet. So, in 100 years the tree would be around 30 feet! I guess the tree stops growing taller once it reaches around 30 to 39 feet tall?

2. The Dragon Blood tree got its name from the sap that comes from this tree when it is cut. It has a red color sap/resin that resembles blood. The sap/resin from this tree was used as medicine in the ancient times. They even use the sap/resin from the tree to dye wood. Some wood on violins have been dyed with the Dragon Blood trees sap/resin.

3. The leaves and berries of the Dragon Blood tree are used as feed for animals. They also use the leaves to make ropes. The Dragon Blood tree produces small white or green colored flowers which grow in bunches and bloom in February. The flowers are small and fragrant. The fruit from the Dragon Blood tree is a berry and usually has one (1) to three (3) seeds in it. The fruit takes about 5 months to become ripe. When the berry is ripe it is orangish red in color and it is usually eaten by birds and other livestock.

4. The Dragon Blood trees grow in the woodlands of the Socotra Island in Yemen. They are found mostly growing on limestone plateaus.

 

Can you share a fact about Dragon Blood trees with us?

 

Books about Dragon Blood trees:

1. Dragon's Blood Trees Bleed! by Janey Levy

2. Strange Trees: And the Stories Behind Them by Bernadette Pourquie

3. Dracaena Draco, Dragon's Blood Tree by Walter Fitch Hood

4. Socotra (Bradt Travel Guide) by Hilary Bradt

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Parrot Facts and coloring sheet

Happy Monday to you!! 

May your day be magnificent!

Today Joey wants to tell you about parrots. Joey thinks parrots are very cool birds, but do not ever stick your fingers in a parrot’s cage or near their beaks. They have very sharp beaks! Did you know there are over 10,000 species of birds in the world? Parrots are in the bird family and there are around 350 species of parrots. Parrots come from the Psittacidae family. Parrots are very intelligent and social birds. You can teach them how to talk!! How cool is that? Joey’s favorite type of parrot is the Scarlet Macaw. They have some of the rainbow colors on their feathers!! They are bright and beautiful birds!!

 

What is your favorite type of bird?

 

Facts about parrots:

1. The Hyacinth Macaws are the largest type of parrot. They can get up to 3 feet long from tip of their tail to top of their head. They can weigh around 2 to 3 1/2 pounds. Their feathers are blue. They can live up to 60 years or longer in captivity. They are beautiful birds!

2. The Pygmy Parrot is the smallest type of parrot. They are small and can grow up to about 3 inches in tall. They weigh about 0.4 ounces. They are tiny and beautiful birds.

3. A group of parrots are called a pandemonium or flock. Parrots are very social and live in groups. Sometimes they live in groups up to 1000 parrots depending on the species of parrot.

4. Parrots are omnivores which mean they eat plants and meat. Most Parrots eat fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, plants, vegetables, and/or insects.

5. Wild parrots are found living in the warm areas of the Southern Hemisphere. They are also found in many other parts of the region such as Australia, Africa, South America, Northern Mexico, and Central America. Parrots originated from the Australian region!

6. African gray parrots can learn to say/mimic over a thousand different words. All parrots can learn to talk, but some parrots never talk.

7. Parrots find or make holes or burrows on the ground or in trees, sides of cliffs, and under rocks or any other safe place they can find to build their nests in.

 

Can you share a fact about parrots with us?


Get your free printable parrot coloring sheet here: Parrot coloring sheet



Books about parrots:

1. About Parrots: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill

2. Parrots For Kids Amazing Animal by Zahra Jazeel

3. The Truth About Parrots by Maxwell Eaton III

4. The Adventures of Mr. Macaw, Las Aventuras del Sr. Macaw by Leticia Ordaz

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

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4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming later in 2022!!

 

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Starfish Facts

Happy Thankful Thursday! 

May your day be terrific!! 

Don’t forget to take a moment and count all the blessings you have to be thankful for today!!

 

We are on letter Ss of the gratitude alphabet. S is for Starfish!  What are you thankful for that begins with the letter S?

Joey and Jinger are thankful for starfish! Starfish are very unique sea creatures!! Starfish are also known as sea stars. Did you know there are about 2,000 species of starfish that have been found in the world? Starfish can be almost any color! The most common are purple orange and brownish-red.


What is your favorite color?

 

Here are some facts about starfish:

1. Not all species of starfish have 5 arms, some can have up to 40!! If a starfish loses an arm it can regrow! They can even split their bodies in half to create a clone of themselves!

2. Did you know starfish have eyes? They can detect light and darkness with their eyes. Starfish are colorblind. Their eyes are located at the ends of each arm! So that means a 5-armed starfish has 5 eyes and a 40-armed starfish has 40 eyes!! That is a lot of eyes!!

3. Some starfish can weigh up to 11 pounds. The largest type of starfish is the Midgardia xandaros which can be up to 53 inches in diameter! The smallest starfish is the Parvulastra parvivipara which is usually only 1 cm in diameter! The rarest starfish is called the Sunflower Sea star! The Sunflower Sea star is very beautiful and resembles the sun and a sunflower.

4. The average lifespan of a starfish is 35 years.

5. Starfish aren’t actually fish; which is why scientists prefer to call them sea stars. Starfish are actually related to sand dollars and sea urchins.

6. Starfish don’t have a brain, a heart, or blood.

7. Starfish are carnivorous, they eat clams, mussels and oysters.

8. Starfish live in saltwater and can be found almost anywhere in the oceans.


Get your free printable Starfish coloring worksheet here: S is for Starfish

 

Books about Starfish:

1. Everything You Should Know About Starfish Faster Learning Facts by Anne Richards

2. Shelby's Ocean Adventure by Jennifer A. Walbert

3. Starfish On The Beach by Tom and Lindy Schneider

4. Starfish (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) by Edith Thatcher Hurd

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

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4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

 

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Venus Flytrap Facts

Happy weird and wacky Wednesday!! May your day be wonderful!

Are you ready to learn? It is good to learn something new today and every day!! Have you ever heard about the Venus Flytrap? Jinger would like to tell you about the Venus Flytrap! The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant! Carnivorous means that it eats meat! The Venus Flytrap plant can eat small frogs and insects. The Venus Flytrap can snap its trap closed in seconds making it easy for it to catch insect to eat! Venus Flytraps are harmless to humans and is a safe plant to grow in your home. They will eat spiders and flies that get in your home.

 

What is your favorite type of plant?

 

Facts about the Venus Flytrap:

1. Venus Flytraps can grow between 5 to 12 inches tall and about 5 to 9 inches in diameter. The Venus Flytraps are native and only grow naturally in North and South Carolina. They grow in the coastal bogs and swampy areas of North and South Carolina. The Venus Flytrap plants have been successfully transplanted and grown in different places around the world.

2. The Venus Flytrap has leaves that are able to close shut like a clam shell does. Along the edges of the hinged leaves are a bunch of spiny long thin teeth.

3. The Venus Flytrap plants can grow beautiful white flowers during the spring and summer months.

4. There is only one species of the Venus Flytrap!

5. Venus Flytrap plants can change color if they are not getting enough sunlight or nutrients. If the plant is healthy, it will have very bright green coloring of its leaves and a reddish coloring inside the traps.

6. The Venus Flytrap is listed as vulnerable on the endangered species list. It is listed as vulnerable because of over collection and habitat destruction.

 

Can you share a fact about Venus Flytrap plants with us?

 

Books about Venus Flytraps:

1. Hungry Plants by Mary Batten

2. Venus Flytrap - A Science Guide for Kids by Kathleen Honda

3. Carnivorous Plants by Dan Torre

4. Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger

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I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

 

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Turtle Facts

Happy Tuesday!! 

May your day be terrific!

Guess what today is? Yep, it is TRIVIA TUESDAY!! Joey wants to tell you about turtles! Joey loves turtles and he thinks they are totally awesome. Did you know that all turtles do not live in the water? Some turtles spend a lot of their time on dry land but need access to water to stay hydrated! Aquatic (sea) turtles live in the water. Only the female aquatic (sea) turtle returns to land to lay eggs. The male aquatic (sea) turtle never leaves the water (ocean). There are a lot of different types of turtles. There are more than 350 different species of turtles, tortoises, and terrapins.


Can you answer the TRIVIA question? Which continent do turtles not live on?

A.) Africa B.) Asia C.) Antarctica D.) South America

 

Facts about turtles:

1. First lets clear this one up….. Tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises! They are both reptiles which means they are cold-blooded, but they come from different classification families. The main key difference is that tortoises spend most of their time on land and turtles spend most of their time in water.

2. A group of turtles are called a bale, dole, or nest of turtles. Male and female turtles are just called turtles. A baby turtle is called a hatchling. Both tortoises and turtles lay their eggs on land (ground).

3. The leatherback is the largest living sea turtle. A leatherback sea turtle can weigh up to 2000 pounds and be as long as 8 feet in length. The smallest turtle in the world is the speckled padloper tortoise. The speckled padloper weighs under 4 ounces and only grows to about 3 to 4 inches long. That is a very tiny tortoise.

4. Turtles are omnivores (eating plants and meat), carnivores (meat eating), herbivores (eating plants). Some turtles eat mainly plants while other species of turtles eat shrimp, insect, jellyfish, grasses, algae, fruits, vegetables, plants, and small crustaceans. It depends on the species of turtle what it eats.

5. Turtles live all over the world and on every continent except Antarctica!

6. Just incase you wanted to know turtles and tortoises do fart!! The farts can be stinky depending on what the turtle has been eating.

 

Can you share a fact about turtles with us?


Get your free printable turtle coloring sheet here: Turtle coloring sheet

 

Books about turtles and tortoises:

1. Turtles of the World: A Guide to Every Family by Jeffrey Lovich

2. Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: by Ronald Orenstein

3. All About Turtles by Jim Arnosky

4. I Want A Pet Tortoise by Gail Forsyth

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

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3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!

 

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Moose Facts

Happy Monday to you! 

May your day be marvelous!!

Joey and Jinger want to tell you about moose! Did you know moose are a member of the deer family? It is the largest species of deer in the world. They can grow to be around 4 to 7ft. tall! That is very tall for an animal!! Only the male moose have antlers and they shed them every year around the month of November. During the spring and summer their antlers regrow. Their antlers can grow to be up to six feet wide and weigh around 40 pounds!!

 

What is your favorite animal from the deer family?

 

Here are some facts about moose:

1. There are four subspecies of moose. Elk is the same species as moose.

2. They can weigh anywhere from 440 to 1,500 pounds; the males are usually larger than the females. Moose can live an average 15 – 25 years.

3. They can be found in North America, Europe and Asia. Moose prefer areas with a lot of trees, streams, and ponds. Moose prefer cold climates and won’t live in areas that don’t get any snow.

4. Despite their large size, they can run up to 35 mph and jump up to 6ft high!

5. Moose are great swimmers! They can swim through the water for several miles and can even stay beneath the water for about 30 seconds. During the summer most of their diet consist of underwater plants.

6. A group of moose is referred to as a herd. Male moose are referred to as Bulls, females are called cows and baby moose are called calves. A moose calf can stand up within the first day of being born and can outrun a human at only 3 days old!

7. Moose can sleep standing up or laying down. They love to sleep in the tall grass.

8. Moose are herbivores which mean they don’t eat meat. Their diet consists of leaves, weeds, grasses and underwater plants.

9. Moose have bad eye sight, but they can hear and smell good. A moose can smell and hear a predator from a few miles away.

 

Share a fact about moose with us?

 

Books about moose:

1. Moose (Amazing Animals)by Kate Riggs

2. Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou by Deborah Hodge

3. Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root

4. Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham

Parents/caretakers please be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 

I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 

1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S

3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming in 2022!!


Thank you for reading my post!

 

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Facts about Minnesota

Howdy to you!  Are you ready to learn some cool facts? Have you ever visited Minnesota before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be,...