I am so honored that Rhinos in Nebraska won THREE Nebraska Book Awards! The Nebraska Center for the Book and the Nebraska Library Commission give these awards to outstanding books by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, or about the
Glaciers and otters and trains, oh my!
My family usually travels a lot, but the pandemic postponed a trip to Alaska with my in-laws by a couple of years. At the end of May, we finally made it! After a long flight (after an even longer layover
Alison’s Adventures: Close encounters of the reptilian kind
I had a close encounter with (captive) wildlife not long ago, when my family visited the Wild Discovery Room at the Crane Festival in Kearney, NE. There were all kinds of great critters there, including eight or nine raptors (owls,
First book signing!
Last week was a huge one for me. First we got the outdoor classroom installed at my kids’ school. Then on Saturday, I had my first book signing at the Bookworm Book Store in Omaha, Nebraska–and sold out of books
New outdoor classroom–now in!
Here it is, the culmination of something I have poured my heart and soul into for the past two years: the outdoor classroom is in! I applied for the main grant for this space two years ago. That school year,
Big project underway!
It’s been a long, crazy few months, but I am very excited about a project I’ve been heading up: my kids’ school is getting a spectacular sustainable outdoor classroom. The schools is one of 30 in Nebraska that is part
Alison’s adventures: When bees swarm
Beekeeping! It’s a great hobby. And if your bees do well (which isn’t a guarantee), they’ll eventually get a bit crowded. When that happens, they rear up some new queens by feeding eggs a special substance called “royal jelly.” (Tasty
Alison’s adventures: Keeping bees
Once up on a time, I was a beekeeper. Now it wasn’t my dream to work with bees. In fact, when my biology professor offered me a job in his lab for the summer, I almost turned him down. Because,