Long, Lean, and Green

  Sometime last week, as I passed the upper swamp headed for Catch the Wind on the far side of the outdoor loop here at the Museum, I spotted something on the pavement ahead. It was a long, thin object. Was it a thin branch that had fallen from a tree, or was it something else? As I got closer I could see that it was green, lithe, and alive.¬†At about two feet in length, it was close to theRead more

Highlight of a “rough” day!!

As much as I enjoy Dino Days (July 16-17) and sifting through tons of dusty, gray, ocean-bottom sediment for fossils, I have to say that the highlight of Dino Days (at least day one, Saturday) was watching a Rough Green Snake eat a dragonfly in a willow tree just off the Wetlands Overlook in Explore the Wild. It was near the end of the day, hot and tired. Ranger Kristin and I were watching for frogs from the side ofRead more