Specials

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    Up Close & Natural

    Outside Your Door

    Backyard naturalists can study creatures close to home!

    Outside Your Door

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    Marsh and Swamp

    Learn about the importance of the wetlands.

    Marsh and Swamp

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    Life in the Winter Forest

    The many-layered winter forest habitat.

    Life in the Winter Forest

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    Pond

    Spring brings new life to the pond.

    Pond

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    Mammals

    An introduction to the distinctive characteristics of all mammals.

    Mammals

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    Winter at Squam Lake

    Different ways of adapting to the winter cold.

    Winter at Squam Lake

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    In the Field

    Avoiding danger whenever possible.

    In the Field

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    Introduction

    Meet a snowy owl and a green darner dragonfly.

    Introduction

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    Animals Without Backbones

    The earthworm, tarantula, and crayfish introduce invertebrates. 

    Animals Without Backbones

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    Up Close & Natural

    Fish

    Visits to Squam Lake and the New England Aquarium.

    Fish

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    Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders

    Compare a bullfrog, a leopard frog, and a spotted salamander.

    Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders

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    Turtles

    Specialized bodies and behavior adapt turtles to many different habitats.

    Turtles

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    Snakes

    Learn about what makes snakes special.

    Snakes

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    What is a Bird?

    An illustration of what birds have in common.

    What is a Bird?

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    Insects

    An insect can be identified by six legs and three body parts.

    Insects