On a walk with the seventh graders, the boys eagerly turned
over rocks to find critters for me to photograph. Sure enough, we found
a scorpion. This one was a lot lighter in color than the one
that visited us in the fall. They mushed it after I took a picture.
I felt pretty bad for the poor thing, but I couldn't really tell the kids
no. They already thought I was a little nuts for telling them not to kill
critters that aren't dangerous.