Turtles!

If you like turtles, aquatic turtles, you’ll like our wetlands right about now! Turtles galore are out basking in this crazy warm February sunshine! But you better hurry, this 70, and yes, 80 degree weather won’t last long. Highs are expected to be in the forties on Saturday.Read more

What You May Have Missed

Above, a large snapper basks on a warm rock in the bright early May sunshine. As you stroll along through the outdoor exhibits here at the museum there are many interesting sights for you to enjoy. Turtles are out basking, birds are exploiting the wetland’s lesser wild life, new blooms occur almost daily, and closer to the ground, you may witness an arthropod or two going about their daily routines. But you have to look, keep your eyes open toRead more

Rare Sighting at Museum

The sun finally showed itself here at the Museum after over a week of hiding behind rainy, drizzly, stratus clouds. It didn’t take long before the turtles of the Wetlands came out to take advantage of the rarity by basking in the warm sunshine. A small tree has fallen onto one of the turtles’ favorite basking boulders limiting access to the spot. Even so, the turtles began filling up space on the boulder early in the day. Good day sunshine!Read more