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What do you think these are? Hint: Sometimes they hang from branches. After a few weeks pass, they change shape…
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They’re cocoons of the Tiger Wing Butterfly! This is how the adult looks. The adults aren’t shiny like the cocoons are, but…
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...here’s something else shiny--something shiny blue in the leaves. Can you tell what it is?
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It’s a butterfly called a Blue Morpho! The insides of its wings are bright, shiny blue, but the outsides are brown to help it hide!
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What could this be?
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Hint: you can eat it. Have you eaten anything that’s round and blue before?
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They’re berries! They’re called Marble Berries, and they grow in forests in Africa. Sometimes birds decorate their nests with them.
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Here are some seeds from a different plant that are a similar shiny blue color! These are Hogberry Seeds from Mexico.
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This is a very close-up view of a living thing. Can you tell what kind of creature it is? Hint: It’s small. It doesn’t have fur or feathers.
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It’s a beetle! Beetles are some of the shiniest, most colorful kinds of creatures on Earth!
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Some people even use beetle wings in jewelry! (These passed away naturally.)
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These photos are of the same hummingbird. Why do you think its face is pink and shiny in one photo, and black in the other?
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Here’s a hint… look at the blue morpho butterfly again. Do its wings always look bright, shiny blue?
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Even though they look different colors, they’re the same feathers! The feathers only look pink when light hits them at the right angle!
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Many birds have shiny feathers! Even pigeons have a few! Next time you see a pigeon, look closely at its neck!
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These round rocks look a little strange…. Let’s break one open! There’s something special inside… do you know what?
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Check it out! These rocks have hollow spaces inside. Sometimes crystals form in the hollow spaces! The rocks are called geodes.
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Check out the size of these geodes, some of the largest in the world! One is so huge, you can actually crawl around inside of it!
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