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SNAIL  Home sweet home (064)

SNAIL Home sweet home (064)

Animals adapt to their circumstances. Some creatures, like the snail, take this to extremes. So as not to dry out and to protect themselves against their enemies, these special little creatures not only live 24/24 in their small house, they also carry it around with them on their back. How many animals can say the […]

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THE SONG THRUSH, A singer with no sense of rhythm (025)

THE SONG THRUSH, A singer with no sense of rhythm (025)

Every gardener welcomes a song thrush into his garden, because it readily devours so many snails. If you watch carefully you will see how this bird cracks open the shells on any steady stone it can find closeby. That stone is his ‘anvil’. The song of the thrush has rich warm tones. He often repeats […]

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Why the birch has small leaves and white bark (017)

Why the birch has small leaves and white bark (017)

A little girl was walking with her grandmother through the open countryside. Her granny often told her stories about wonders of the natural world. Together they stopped to take a closer look at a birch. Amazed, the little girl asked, “Why does this tree have such beautiful white bark, Granny, and why does it have […]

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Nothing comes from nothing, the jay (015)

Nothing comes from nothing, the jay (015)

A jay has not always been a beautiful, striking and noisy bird. Originally, it was a gentle, shy and unobtrusive bird which longed to be striking, clever and strong. However, through undertaking difficult adventures it earned its bright blue wing feathers, the white tail, black beak and tough character. Read this new story and find […]

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Why the mosquito is so angry with people  (029)

Why the mosquito is so angry with people (029)

Take a look sometime at a mosquito under a magnifying glass and enjoy the sight of an extraordinary and attractive insect with a long proboscis. Why are there small spatters of blood on the walls of so many bedroom? Why does nearly everybody loath this small insect? Listen to this story and find out… King […]

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