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Bluebird Update 4/22/14 by , Ranger

April 23rd, 2014

There have been a few changes since last week’s inspection of the six nest boxes here at the Museum. All nest boxes are occupied, as was the case last week. But now, all bluebird nests have full compliments of eggs, all are being incubated by their respective parents. And, all but one chickadee egg has […] Read the rest of this entry »

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A Caterpillar for the Lichen by , Ranger

April 23rd, 2014

There is a group of moths known as underwings. At rest, the forewings which are usually brown or grayish in color, cover the hindwings. The hindwing is much more colorful, often yellow, red, orange, or pink. The name underwing comes from the fact that the hindwings, which are the more colorful of the two pair […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Some Goings On by , Ranger

April 21st, 2014

Just a handful of things that you might want to keep an eye out for while walking along the Outdoor Loop Trail this spring at the Museum of Life and Science. Whenever an “outside” pair of geese fly into the Wetlands, the resident gander takes offensive action towards the intruder. Sometimes a simple flyby suffices […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Springing Forward by , Ranger

April 18th, 2014

There’s been so much happening in the Wild lately that it’s difficult to keep up, to stay on top of the reporting of said happenings. Here’s a quick update. If you remember, there were two successful Green Heron nests in our Wetlands last year. We’re hoping to have a repeat. Last Saturday two of the […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Baby Turtles at the Lemur House? by , Ranger

April 17th, 2014

As I walked up to the Lemur House on a very busy Wednesday afternoon, I noticed several people looking down at the ground just off the entrance path. All involved were smiling, with looks of wonder and amazement on their faces. I knew that a female Yellow-bellied Slider had laid eggs very close to where […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 4/15/14 by , Ranger

April 16th, 2014

We now have six nest boxes containing 16 eggs. Last week there were a total of seven eggs in the boxes, all chickadee eggs. There are now an additional 9 eggs, all belonging to bluebirds.┬áThere has been a change in ownership of one nest box and two of the boxes have completed nests sans eggs. […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Shoots by , Ranger

April 11th, 2014

Things are changing rapidly out of doors. Early blooming trees and flowers are doing just that, blooming, and leaves are shooting out of twigs and stems. The following photos were taken just a day or two ago. They look different already. You owe it to yourself to get out there and have a look around. […] Read the rest of this entry »

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288 Days Later! by , Ranger

April 11th, 2014

As I walked past the northeast corner of the Wetlands, the area near the Red Wolf Enclosure, I noticed a small hole in the ground a foot or so off the path. I pass this area numerous times during a typical day and I always look down at this same spot. Why? Because last June […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Snappers by , Ranger

April 10th, 2014

What are all of these people looking at? Why, it’s a tiny snapping turtle! Just minutes earlier the little snapping turtle was spotted crossing the macadam that makes up the path through Explore the Wild. With mud still caked onto its shell and body from the dig out of its underground nest, the turtle wasted […] Read the rest of this entry »

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Bluebird Update 4/8/14 by , Ranger

April 9th, 2014

The second week in April and we have eggs, chickadee eggs, seven chickadee eggs! All six nest boxes have complete nests within. Three chickadee nests and three bluebird nests. The nests at the Cow Pasture, Amphimeadow, and Picnic Dome all have bluebird nests but, as yet, no eggs. The chickadee nests are at the Bungee, […] Read the rest of this entry »

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