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The Secrets of Wildflowers - Jack Sanders
ISBN: 1493006169
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
nbsp; Now available in paperback, The Secrets of Wildflowers is destined to be an indispensablenbsp;book for anyone who loves and admires the natural world.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; Few things in nature beautify the world more than wildflowers. Their countless colors and endless designs are found almost anywhere—from fields to woods, deserts to ponds, and even in junkyards, dumps, and cracks in the pavement. The Secrets of Wildflowers, Jack Sanders’s colorful tribute, is bursting with odd facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America’s most beautiful and common plants.nbsp;Reader's will find natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, ingenious uses past and present, origins of names, and even their literary pedigrees. Far richer and eminently more varied than any field guide, The Secrets of Wildflowers contains more than 100 species of North Americannbsp;wildflowersnbsp;organized by blooming seasons.nbsp;Wildflowersnbsp;are not just pretty to look at;nbsp;they are an essential part of our environment. How they grow and what they do are often overlooked, and how they have been used has largely been forgotten. They feed insects, birds, animals, and even humans. They hold and condition the soil, and they are used in modern medicines and natural remedies and appear throughout history in art and literature.nbsp;The Secrets of Wildflowers provides detailed information on more than one hundred representative species of North American wildflowers.

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Healthy Eating and Exercise - Anne Davies; Kerry Humes
ISBN: 1580374492
Publication Date: 2007-12-01
Facilitate fun and fitness with students in grades 5 and up using Healthy Eating and Exercise! This 80-page book encourages better overall fitness using activities, games, experiments, tips, and recipes based on the USDA food pyramid. Written by a medical doctor, the activities allow students to explore a healthier diet using the USDA's "My Pyramid Plan," understand food labels, chart eating and exercise habits, and learn how to plan a healthier lifestyle.

 
 

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Celebrate Wildflower Week in Texas

Spring is the perfect time to explore the wildflowers in Ellis County! Find activities and learn more about wildflower on the USDA Forest Service website.

 

Book Cart Drill Team - Midlothian LMS

Midlothian ISD Library Media Specialists and Instructional Technologists placed first in the Texas Book Cart Drill Team 2010. Watch their moves!

 

National Walking Month

Tired of the same exercise routine? Get several of your friends together and sponser a synchronized walking event!

 

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Becky Shuffield

Weeding the Library

Every other year, the MISD Library Media Specialists "weed" their libraries. If you are picturing an LMS wearing a large brimmed hat hoeing the garden, you're close to understanding the process.  In fact, libraries can become crowded with resources that no longer belong in the flower beds. Learn more about library weeding guidlines on the following links.

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How well do you know these wildflowers?

 

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