Good Trick, Giant Walking Sticks!

Good Trick, Giant Walking Sticks! By Suzy Leopold The snow melts and spring blooms. It’s springtime on the Midwest Prairie. Tiny eggs move. Wriggle! Wiggle! Pop! Out crawl insects. Giant walking sticks. Good trick, walking sticks! The nymphs are hungry. Slow walkers. Searching for food. Discover green leaves to munch. Munch! Crunch! Good trick, walkingContinue reading “Good Trick, Giant Walking Sticks!”

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Hello, Sunflower!

HELLO, SUNFLOWER! By Suzy Leopold I begin as a seed— gray with stripes. Planted in the garden. On a warm spring day. My seed cracks. I sprout beneath the soil. A root digs deep. A shoot breaks through.  A seedling sprouts. I reach high into the sky. Spring rains. Strong winds. I stand tall andContinue reading “Hello, Sunflower!”