A week of events in Cambridge and Somerville, from bubbles to ‘Come to Pass,’ a hip-hop play

Bald-faced hornets are gigantic and fearsome, able to sting and survive in defending their nest

Lightning the way to a break in the weather

Bullfrogs can and will eat almost anything, getting big enough that we then eat them

Alert for Covid and monkeypox? Add West Nile, as Cambridge is now in ‘moderate’ risk category

You can go observe the endearing Atlantic puffin, but time may be running out for the breed and us

The Cooper’s hawk is great hunter of other birds, but reputation as ‘blood-thirsty villain’ is unfair

Red-backed Salamanders are tiny but numerous, and invading fungus could cause a huge die-off

Pill bugs aren’t bugs, but they are roly-poly, charmingly weird, harmless and even helpful

Eastern garter snakes have a skunklike defense and other surprises, but don’t worry about a bite