Cozy soups, how birds navigate, best shrubs

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 23, 2017

birds in tree

A springful of larks in a rolling
Cloud and the roadside bushes brimming with whistling
Blackbirds and the sun of October

–Dylan Thomas [1914–53]

 
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Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
Delicious Fall Soups

Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
This is the perfect season for soup recipes! Warm and nourishing in cold or rainy weather, soups serve as a delicious lunch, side, or main meal with some good bread and salad. Here are some super-satisfying soups, chowders, and stews.

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Full Moon for November 2020
When's the Next Full Moon?

Full Moon for November 2020
November’s full Beaver Moon rises on Monday, November 30. Learn when to spot it in your area and the meaning behind this Moon’s name.

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How Birds Navigate the Night Sky
How Migrating Birds Navigate

How Birds Navigate the Night Sky
How do birds know where to migrate to without getting lost? How do they navigate the dark night sky? Read on to discover the secrets of bird migration!

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Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Best 6 Shrubs to Plant Now

Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Fall is the best time to plant shrubs. As the gardening season winds down, it’s the last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping with a shrub or two. Discover six shrubs that add those beloved colors of autumn right in your own yard with a beautiful fall garden.

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Origins of Halloween Traditions
How Did Halloween Start?

Origins of Halloween Traditions
Why does Halloween make us think of trick-or-treating, witches on broomsticks, bobbing for apples, and carved pumpkins? Why are carved pumpkins called Jack-O’-Lanterns? Here’s a look back at the origins of Halloween traditions and why we celebrate Halloween the way we do today.

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