Updated and expanded, this unusual book explores 86 diverse subjects that are familiar to many, revealing 10 little-known or unexpected facts about each. Obscure trivia is presented alongside practical advice, and scientific facts are paired with traditional lore. Although most of the topics are loosely related to gardening, the book's broad appeal will engage anyone with an interest in nature and the outdoors.
You'll learn that most ducks do not quack, the groundhog is the largest member of the squirrel family, the origins of several flower names, how aphids reproduce, how to attract hummingbirds to your garden, why clouds are white and much more. Filled with hundreds of color photographs, it is an eye-opening and often humorous read for both youngsters and adults.
Softcover, 9" × 8", 193 pages, revised 2017.