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Animal of the Month:
Vaux's Swift


Vaux's swift in flight, Photo by Sherry Smith, 9/16, Portland, Oregon


Learn about a group ofVaux's swifts, which roost inside the chimney of an elementary school in Portland as they migrate south.

Irish Wolves: A New Kids' Book

The Wolf and the Shield

Read how an eleven-year-old boy, Kieran, saves a wolf pup from hunters, a drowning river, a mysterious animal, and more--all with the help of his friend, Ida--and Saint Patrick!

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What Animal or Plant Are You?

What animal or plant are you? Find out by taking our quiz featuring 16 fascinating animals and plants.

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"You belong somewhere you feel free."

-- Tom Petty, Wildflowers

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