During a recent weekend, we spent some quality geeky time at a friend’s house. I played my first game of Magic: The Gathering. We had a Big Bang Theory marathon. But before we headed over, my friend called and asked my kids to collect some things from nature. Dead bugs, leaves, sticks, anything interesting or unusual was welcome. I sent the kids outside and they were gone for a long time, finding all kinds of things in the nature behind our house.