Nature

  1. turkey

    Turkey: A Bird or a Nation?

    The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn’t exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America . . . so, why do they share the same name? Let’s get the word facts The word turkey has been used to refer to “land occupied by the Turks” since the …

  2. Weather Words You Need To Know

  3. Weird Words of the Animal Kingdom

    We’ve all heard of flocks, prides, swarms, herds, and gaggles of wild animals. But there are a number of unusual collective nouns in the animal kingdom that will add color to any discussion of nature.

  4. Insect Armies! Terrifying Bug Groups Explained

  5. 10 Animals With Hilariously Inaccurate Names

  6. Super Spooky Night Time Words

  7. A Flamboyance of Flamingos and Other Brilliant Bird Groups

  8. Deciduous: Visual Word of the Day

    Pine and fir trees kept their green while their deciduous brothers were a riot of color. — Crickett Starr, Violet Among the Roses Learn more about this Word of the Day here.

  9. Behold, Spider-Man’s Terrifying Cousins

    Arachnophobics beware: Spider-Man's cousins aren't nearly as attractive. (Except for the last one - he's adorable.)

  10. bunny

    What’s the Difference Between a Bunny, a Rabbit and a Hare?

    While the religious contexts of Easter can be well understood, the commercialized variants get a little crazy: an anthropomorphized bunny, baskets, pastel colors and eggs? There’s too much to tackle in that semantic basket, so we’ll answer a different crucial question: what’s the difference between a rabbit, a hare and a bunny? Let’s start with the two that have scientific names. Hares and rabbits are both …