Frogs, Turtles and Foxes, oh my!

Since I spend most of my time out in Explore the Wild, I get to see a lot of our native wildlife. I’m no photographer extraordinaire like Ranger Greg but I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures! To see some of Ranger Greg’s photos–click here! There is so much to see out in Explore the Wild if you take the time to look!Read more

Update: Frog Eggs

A few weeks ago, I wrote up a post about some frog eggs we found in the alpaca pool and the tadpoles they hatched into. I’m sorry to report that none of the tadpoles made it into frogs. However, only a few days after the last tadpole disappeared a whole new batch of eggs was laid in the alpaca pool during a night of heavy rainstorms. I collected the eggs up and the new group of tadpoles have already hatchedRead more

Frog Eggs

The alpacas found themselves with quite a number of visitors in their yard one evening last week. I was in the farmyard with Jill and Kent when they called over to me to come see the frog eggs in the alpaca pool. I rescued as many eggs as I could and moved them to a 5 gallon bucket. I say rescued only because we drain and scrub the pool daily and these eggs were soon to be “thrown out withRead more

Leap Year Fun!

It’s fun with frogs time!  In honor of our Leap Year I have decided to do a post dedicated to all things bouncy and boingy and fun that jump, bound, and leap….(you get the idea).  Of course, most people think of frogs when they think of leaping, so let’s go that route first.     Frogs are amazing leapers.  They can jump over 20 times their own body length using super powerful hind legs.  If a human could do that,Read more

Madagascar animals

Cassandra (a Ringtail Lemur) explores her exhibit I think our six lemurs here at the Museum are pretty good ambassadors of their species. But if watching and learning about them hasn’t been enough to make you want to support habitat conservation in Madagascar, click here for another couple hundred of reasons.Read more