Gorillas of Virunga National Park

We just went on a trip to several National Parks in the states, so the documentary Virunga was a feature that touched our hearts.  Virunga was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won more awards than all 4 of us can count on our fingers.  What makes it special, amongst thousands…

Happy Anniversary To Us!

It has been a year since Faraday’s Candle has started blogging, and what a year it has been!   We would like to thank all of the people who have supported us. We have climbed mountains, read up on all kinds of posts, asked questions to anyone who would teach us, and even got our hands dirty…

Happy Birthday Marthe Vogt!

Ever wondered how your brain makes you move? Well, we have that information, courtesy of Marthe Vogt. She found out an extraordinary amount of information over an extraordinarily long lifespan (100 years and 1 day, to be exact). She contributed to our current knowledge of adrenaline/epinephrine’s effects. This neurotransmitter sends you running at the sight…

Steller’s (not stellar) Jays

During our trip through various national parks, we came across a lot of wildlife. We love birds (we see so many in our backyard) and our favorite has to be the Steller’s Jay. Their colors are so powerful, and they make really funny and weird sounds. The only western North American jay with a crest…

Happy 99th Anniversary to America’s Best Idea!

“Going to the mountains is going home.” John Muir Happy 99th Birthday to The National Park Services! The “See America First” movement by Finding Your Park! We have spent two weeks traveling through as many National Parks as possible and will be sharing so many of what the National Parks have to offer!

Playtime!

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss Summer is winding down quickly and school is but a month away. Right now recess time calls us. Two weeks to enjoy the flowers, butterflies & bees is what we are taking. It’s a wonderful world of science…let’s go exploring.