Moon

A Full Blue Moon shines tonight!

Yes, tonight the full moon that you see will be a rare event called a blue moon! The last blue moon was in 2012, and the next blue moon won’t be until 2018!  So be sure not to miss tonight’s event, or you’ll be waiting close to 3 years before the next one!!     They happens so rarely you don’t want to miss this one!  And if you’re out tonight, and want to do something more than just look at the sky, you might try taking a full moon hike!   Will the moon really look blue? No, “blue...
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Activity

Full Moon Hike Essentials

Going for a walk or hike is one of the best ways to clear your mind body and soul of the many stresses of daily life. What many people don’t realize is that you can also go for a hike during a full moon. This is the perfect time to get out on the trail at night! It is also extremely fun to have the moonlight guiding your steps! So what are some of our top reccomeneded  gear essentials for a full moon hike? 1. Hiking boots – trust me you need some boots. if there is one thing that you will thank me...
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science

Tiny Slimy Werewolves?! It’s the Werewolf Zooplankton!

One would hardly think to look to the ocean to find werewolves – and yet, there is an actual creature that lives in the water’s deep dark depths called the Werewolf Zooplankton! OK, to be completely honest, werewolf zooplankton are very, very unlike werewolves of land – but despite that, they do have one big similarity with werewolves – they have a connection with the moon ! Specifically, werewolf zooplankton sync their activities with the full moon! It is because of this relationship with the moon that  werewolf zooplankton are considered microscopic werewolves of the sea!  A little more...
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I am back!

I am back! And I have missed you! It is true that Werewolf967 came searching me out. Of course, he did not have to look far, for I had never left. These past few weeks I was here most days – watching, and listening, and learning….and for a while simply taking a back seat and letting you all teach me.  But as Werewolf967 so eruditely pointed out – I have been missed… So I am back!   And with my return, I bring a few odd facts, which are really rather shocking: 1.  There are only 14 Fridays left until...
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Chapter Seven: Where in the world is Buddy?

“Buddy?” “Yes, Werewolf967?” She was pleasantly surprised that he had called to talk about ILW. “You know that you have been posting on for seven years now and all of the sudden you drop off the face of the internet?” She wasn’t pleased with the direction this conversation was headed, she felt a little undue pressure. “Yes, well, what are you trying to get at here? Sometimes I just need to take a breather.” “That may be true Buddy but your readers are expecting you, they rely on you for that perfect read at the end of a...
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Synonyms for the word “werewolf”

Werewolves are not barbarians. But that’s not what the thesaurus says! If you search through the online thesaurus, you might be surprised to discover that it has all kinds of interesting synonyms for the word werewolf. But I guarantee you that there are some on this list that not only are not interchangeable with the word “werewolf” but also that you should definitely not be calling a werewolf – unless you want to get on the werewolf’s bad side that is. 😉  Thankfully, more official thesauruses (like Merriam-Webster) do not have any synonyms listed for the word werewolf. Synonyms...
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Moon

werewolf plant needs full moon to survive!

There is one plant out there that is waiting patiently, day after day, night after night, for one moment in the month – the night of the full moon!  The plant is a new species that was recently discovered – the werewolf plant – and it relies on the full moon for survival! The plant is officially called “Ephedra foeminea”, and is a relative of conifers. It is however unlike any conifer anyone has ever known, and was quickly dubbed the “werewolf plant” thanks to its unique method of survival – one which relies solely upon the full moon!...
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Wolves

Wolves on the prowl…for Easter Eggs?

Happy Easter Everyone! If you have an Easter Egg hunt planned for today, rest assured you’re not the only one! In fact, rest assured it’s not only humans that hunt eggs on Easter! Yesterday at the South Salem Wolf Conservation Center some wolves got a chance to try out their hunting skills – and their prey? Not bunnies, but something close! Easter Eggs! The center’s staff planned the hunt special for the wolves, and allowed visitors to the Center to watch the unusual event. And what could be even more unusual than wolves hunting Easter Eggs? The surprising gentleness...
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Vampires

werewolves vs vampires – old rumors fuel current mindset

The war between vampires and werewolves is a legend so well-known, that even if one knows little about either vampires or werewolves, one without a doubt knows of their supposed ancestral hate for one another. The feud is brought up generation after generation, in legend after legend, movie after movie, and book after book. Does the legend however have any truth to it?  Are vampires and werewolves really at war with one another?  The truth is that actual facts surrounding any supposed long-standing war are sketchy at best. But, suspending the fact that we know a present-day feud likely...
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science

More people are afraid of this than of werewolves!

What causes your fear? Although werewolves have claws, fangs, and strength…many humans are more afraid of the tiniest of creatures than of werewolves. The creature I’m referring to? The spider! It is an irrational fear, as many spiders are not poisonous and are much smaller and more vulnerable than a human.  So what causes the fear? It’s hard to say, and psychologists have debated the point endlessly, referencing everything from evolutionary fears to cultural beliefs to the disgust factor. So how afraid are you?  How does this video make you feel?  And after everything that you know about werewolves,...
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