Category Archives: Forrest Mim’s World of Science

Insights and scientific projects by Forrest M. Mims, III, amateur scientist extraordinaire.

Remembering the World Trade Center

September 11, 2001, began as a nearly perfect late summer morning in New York City. The temperature was mild, and the crystal clear sky had not yet been ruined by the two enormous plumes of thick, black smoke that would soon arrive. Continue reading…

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The Delicate Damselfly

The bluet damselfly is among the most beautiful creatures along Geronimo Creek. They are bright blue and about the size of a small matchstick. Their wings are clear with faint black veins. When they are not floating above the grasses and flowers, they can be found perched on a reed or twig. Continue reading…

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The Milkweed Seed

Look carefully in fields and open areas along rural roads, and you may tiny patches of bright white. If there is no snow on the ground, stop for a closer look. You may find open pods of milkweed plants. Continue reading…

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Discovering Bats

Shortly after sunset in tropical and temperate latitudes, dark objects can be seen rapidly zipping and zapping across the twilight sky. These objects are bats. Continue reading…

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Forrest Mims’ World of Science: Water Strider Secrets

On some winter days, large swarms of water striders emerge from wherever they hide on cold days and go racing across the surface of the Geronimo Creek that borders our place in South-Central Texas. Continue reading…

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