Does moss grow only on the north side of a tree? Is the North Star really the brightest star? Will a mother bird abandon its baby if you put it back in its nest? Will toads really give you warts? The Truth about Nature answers all of these questions and more.
A useful compendium for parents and children to read together, The Truth About Nature sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all. It breaks down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is, with the book's unique "myth scale" (level 1 being somewhat true to level 3 being a complete myth). Organized by season and covering facts that are so strange that they must simply be false (but they're true!), this interactive guidebook also offers readers the chance to do their own science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.