Fox Fiesta


What better way to celebrate Fat Tuesday than with a fox parade?  We learned about a fox’s internal compass. Did you know that when a fox is facing north they have a better chance of catching prey because they have crystals in their inner ears that they can line up with magnetic north.  They can then take a bearing of where the animal squeeks are coming from.  We watched the most excellent video below about a fox hunting in the snowy depths with its internal compass.   Check it out!

For our craft today we made Mardis Gras festive masks, grabbed our noise makers and paraded down the trail to give the foxes a treat.  Besides it being very cold for us (and the Green Anoles); it was a fun festive fiesta for friends and foxes!

This little fox is ready to make some noise!

This little fox is ready to make some noise!

Check out the fox using his compass to hunt in the snow with!


About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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