Category: Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary, one cutiepie at a time

Medieval Alphabet

Medieval Alphabet

Illuminated and other types of medieval manuscripts provide a rich source of elaborately drawn letters of the alphabet.  Here’s a growing collection from A to Z of decorated initials found within medieval manuscripts. B...

Crow Versus Raven Quiz

Can you tell a crow from a raven?  Take this quiz to test your ability to distinguish the difference between the common raven (Corvus corax) and the American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos).  Need some training first?...

Cormorant: Raven of the Sea

Cormorants are a family of about 40 aquatic birds, mostly of medium to large size.  All species of cormorants are fish-eaters, catching their prey by diving underwater.  Found in tropical and temperate climates, most...

Watch These Monotremes Form Love Trains

During the mating season which occurs from late June and extends through September, hopeful male echidnas form what is known as a love train behind females.