If you’ve spent any time walking the paths at the Museum of Life and Science, the following faces may be familiar to you. All of them, save one, are residents in some form.
Above (banner photo) is one of our ring-tailed lemurs (Satyrus).
Snakes are always a possibilty, even in winter. If you do see a snake during winter it’s probably a brown snake or possibly a garter snake.
Everyone has seen one or more of our four black bears at one time or another.
Red-shouldered hawks are frequent visitors and nesters.
I’ve seen bullfrogs in every month of the year.
Great blue herons eat many frogs, among other prey items.
Barred owls seem to come and go here at the museum, one year you may see them daily, the next they’re hard to find. But they’re always nearby.
Another member of the heron family, the great egret is not a regular visitor but once they fly in to our little wetlands they may stay for a week or a month.
And finally, our old standby, the red wolf. Our red wolves are very active. You’re more likely to see them up and about exploring their enclosure than not.
See you in the wild.