Catching up…again…


Let’s just say that we have been having so much fun that I have not had time to here is the photo recap of the last month or so…

Awesome Opossum:



World Turtle Day:


That turtle was made from taking apart a Chinese food “to-go” box.  We made our very own Mossy based on Jan Brett’s book about taking a turtle into captivity. We discussed captivity and about releasing animals back to nature.

So Many Fish in the Sea:


Flying Squirrels:


2 people hold the strings, when one person pulls the strings the squirrel flies along the string to the other side. (there are two straws attached to the underside and he slides along the yarn).

Hawk Talk

We learned how hawks have a special oil filter over their eyes that allows them to see things glow under ultraviolet, like animal pee!

Bald Eagle:

We used bubble wrap to pick up slippery soap which was suppose to demonstrate why eagles have bumpy feet to pick up fish 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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