Running free in Germany's outdoor preschools (NY Times).
11 fantastic facts about jackrabbits (Treehugger). This list missed the funniest fact: in the early west these guys were known as jackass rabbits, because of their ears (see Mark Twain, Roughing It).
Why close encounters with animals soothe us (NY Times, h/t South Wind Equestrian Center). See also The most powerful posse in Compton (Good) from a few weeks ago.