811. Many animals have their babies in the spring because of longer days and plentiful amounts of food. Imagine that you found a lost baby animal and had to take care of it until you found its family. What would the animal be? What would you have to do to take care of it? Would you enjoy being an animal parent? Why or why not?
812. Birds sing beautiful songs to find their mates for the spring. Do you think this is a good process for picking someone to spend your life with? Why or why not? If you were a bird, would you add any other things to look for? Why or why not?
813. How do you think humans would be different if they had to lay eggs during the spring and sit on them until they hatched? Would your parents take turns on the eggs? Would you have to sit on the egg of a baby brother or sister? Why or why not?
814. The many migrating birds that left during the fall and winter return home during the spring to find mates and have babies. Why do you think the birds don't just stay in one warm place? What might be some reasons they feel the need to travel hundreds or thousands of miles twice a year?
815. Hibernating animals like hedgehogs, bats, bears, and squirrels begin to wake up from their long slumber during the spring. How do you feel after you've taken a long nap? What might you need to do to completely wake up? How would that compare to a hibernating bear and why?
816. Even though they're cute, rabbits can wreak havoc on your backyard garden as they look for food to eat. Imagine that you have been hired as the guard of your parents’ garden. What would you do to scare the rabbits away from your parents' carrots? Would you be successful? Why or why not?
817. Monarch butterflies take part in a wild yearlong journey including a move from Mexico to Texas and Florida at the beginning of the summer to lay eggs on the milkweed plant, the only plant monarch caterpillars can eat. What would happen to these butterflies if the milkweed went extinct and why?
818. After the trip to Mexico and the southwestern United States, these butterflies can go as far north as Canada during the spring and summer before the cycle continues. What would it be like to be one of these globetrotting butterflies? Would you enjoy all the traveling? Why or why not?
819. Upon noticing hundreds of salamanders trying to cross a nearby street to get to a spring mating pond, you and your friends decide to build a tunnel to keep the amphibians safe. How do you get this tunnel approved? What do you use to create the tunnel? What is the end result and why?820. While mating seasons occur during the spring in most areas, animals in tropical climates don't stick to one particular time of year. Why do you think that is? What would you do differently than you do now if you lived on a tropical island and why? Written by Bryan Cohen