Heartwarming, surprising, and downright bizarre creature connections.
Relationships can be complicated, and it's no different in the wild. Meet 60 dynamic duos across the plant and animal kingdom--from "aww" to "eek"! The Eltham copper butterfly and the Notoncus ant are BFFs for life. The ants lovingly raise the butterflies' caterpillar babies, while feasting on the sweet substance the caterpillars produce. Everybody wins in this prime example of mutualism. The pseudoscorpian is a total freeloader. When it wants to get around, it boards the back of the giant harlequin beetle, in a one-sided setup called commensalism. Parasitism is where things get spooky. Learn how the green-banded broodsac (a type of flatworm) first invades the eyestalk of the amber snail, then tricks it into getting eaten by a bird--inside which the broodsac will grow up. Yikes! Award-winning author and illustrator Sami Bayly shows us a whole world of wild companions like these--many endangered--and reminds us that we're all inseparable.
In 1988, Jeff and Greg Danz had a dream. They would open a store that they would want to shop. So they bought an empty turn of the century building in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The brothers spent a year restoring the building and developing the concept for what would become Zandbroz Variety. When the doors opened in May of 1989, Zandbroz was a bookstore with an eclectic mix of other inventory, an old fashioned soda fountain and coffee bar. The store was a hit and a couple of years later a second location was opened in Fargo, ND. Zandbroz Variety started in a world before Barnes and Noble, Starbucks and internet shopping were part of the landscape. That of course all changed and so too Zandbroz has evolved and changed –THIRTY years later and we are still here!
420 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
10 a.m - 6.pm