Christmas 2016

So, I arrive this Christmas without any issues at all- waking before my alarm and remembering to pack some food. The Keepers have left me some notes: Compared to Christmas 2015, there are a few primary differences I notice right off the bat: I am using a smart phone this year to take pictures… no more flip phone for me. I set the logbooks up on the Vet Room table rather than the counter- apparently sitting is a desire thisRead more

Christmas 2015

You know the deal. Advance prep for the day: Review all the log books and check in with Keepers about any specific things to note. CHECK Christmas present for Security Guard. CHECK Headlamp and tasty food for me on desk and ready. CHECK New batteries in Camera. CHECK   All’s ready for the day.   5:00 AM arrival with the only issue being I startled the security guard. I arrive set to have no escapes, even though Sarah commented itRead more

Training A Blue Jay

I used to be in charge of the pigs training, but since I was moved as an inside keeper I became Jaybird’s trainer.  It is Jaybird’s job to be an education animal, you may have read in earlier posts that s/he had on alymaries and jesses. Well… those did not work out too well, it seems that s/he does not like those on at all and we kept finding them in pieces. We finally gave up and decided that JaybirdRead more

Education Holding Room

Back on the Animal Support Hall we have an entire room of animals for education purposes which we call the EHR. The animals in the Education Holding Room are taken out by Museum Educators for special events, birthday parties, even trips to local schools.Read more

QuikPost:Jaybird update

Not too long ago I introduced our Blue Jay. I stated that I would update you on some new words if he learned any. He has learned two in my opinion. Unfortunately, its almost impossible to be able to record them because he is random when he goes into his babbling fits. The first noise is a noise that our baby degus made in the first few weeks. This is usually a high pitched scream, I ran into the EHRRead more

Jay Bird

Meet Jay Bird, our newest animal who is  a young blue jay. I posted a while ago about ravens and the family Corvidae, a blue jay is in  the same one.  You may see blue jays in the wild at your house or here on museum grounds. This bird came to us from a rehabber who helped take care of Jay because it had some broken bones in its leg. The way the bones healed would not allow it toRead more