Familiar Faces

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.

Garter snake dares me to get closer (wild).

Everyone has seen one or more of our four black bears at one time or another.

Black bear Mimi stares out at something to her right.

Red-shouldered hawks are frequent visitors and nesters.

Red-shouldered hawk looks down at ground for potential prey (wild).

I’ve seen bullfrogs in every month of the year.

Potential prey for red-shouldered hawks, and herons, and raccoons…(wild)

Great blue herons eat many frogs, among other prey items.

The last thing a bullfrog sees before being eaten by a great blue heron (wild).

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.

Barred owl stares back at me (wild).

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.

Great egret stalking fish (wild).

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.

Red wolf (1803) alerted by a sound in the distance.

See you in the wild.

1 response to Familiar Faces

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    Jennifer says:

    So much happening in the wild – thanks for the interesting perspectives!

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