Earth Day 50th anniversary!, spring wildflowers, comet watch, flourless brownies

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 19, 2020

primrose

April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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Earth Day 2021
Earth Day 2021
Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day! Whether it’s a walk through the woods, picking up litter (while walking!), or buying more Earth-friendly products, here are 10 ways that you can help to care for your planet—plus some absolutely beautiful poetic verse to inspire you!
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Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Saving the bees isn’t an easy job, but there are a few things we can all do to help! It’s easy to create a perfect bee-friendly garden – large or small – just about anywhere, if you know where to start. Learn how.

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Bird Sounds: Black-Capped Chickadee
Bird Sounds: Black-Capped Chickadee
Here you can identify the sounds and bird song of the black-capped chickadee. You may recognize their “chick-a-dee-dee-ee” or the whistled “fee-bee.”
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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

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As Comet ATLAS Fizzles, Comet SWAN Arrives
As Comet ATLAS Fizzles, Comet SWAN Arrives
What’s the most spectacular sky object? A bright comet is certainly on my top-five list. A few weeks ago, you may have heard about Comet ATLAS. If not, no matter. It fizzled. And you’ll probably hear about new comets in the skies, like Comet SWAN. But how often do bright comets truly appear? 
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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10 Spring Ephemerals: The First Wildflowers
10 Spring Ephemerals: The First Wildflowers
Spring ephemerals are the first wildflowers to appear in early spring. If you have a chance for a quiet walk in the woods, keep an eye out for diminutive, delightfully delicate flowers. Let’s take a look at bloodroot, trout lilies, bluebells, and 10 common spring-flowering ...
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

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Peg's Black Bean Brownies
Peg's Black Bean Brownies

Need brownies? No flour? No problem! We have a substitution. If you don’t tell anyone, they won’t know! These brownies are moist and oh-so-chocolatey!

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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