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

Farmyard Visitors

Early one morning, I got a radio call from Sprout Cafe asking if we could come pick up a bird who had flown into the glass. Ranger Greg got to the cafe before me and handed me a small, white paper lunch bag; bird inside. Look who it was!! This is either a female or an immature (male or female) Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The little bird had a few sips of sugary Gatorade and rested for about 10 minutes, before flyingRead more

Where Are the Babies Hidden?

This nest of Carolina Wrens (CAWR) is the third we’ve had in the Farmyard this year –that we knew about, anyway–. Mom and Dad wrens have been very protective of their three youngsters, but now that the babies are a little bigger, I managed to sneak a peak at the little ones without being crashed into by a grumpy parent. Normally our CAWR nests are well hidden up in the rafters of the barns. This one, however, is my favoriteRead more

Animals at the Museum…that aren’t ours!

So on any given day you can come to the museum and see all kinds of fun things.  The exhibits, the fun and wonderful staff, and of course the animals in their habitats.  But once in a while you get a treat. You see the museum is on a good bit of wooded land and has a healthy population of wildlife living on it’s grounds as well.  So sometimes we’re lucky enough to run into all kinds of fun animals thatRead more

Wildlife wins: refuges get to stay refuges

In a series of previous posts, I have discussed many different threats to the wild red wolf population in eastern North Carolina. About a year ago there was another topic that, had it not been abandoned, had the potential to threaten red wolves and several other wildlife species, as well. There was a proposal to place a naval outlying landing field (OLF) in the areas surrounding two of eastern North Carolina’s wildlife refuges. This Navy landing field would have beenRead more