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Naturalist Notebook 

January 25, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)


Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal cannot survive freezing temperatures.
  • This animal has an internal compass that helps it navigate when migrating.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.

Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 1:51 pm


  1. Monarch butterfly

    Comment by Robin Haney — January 26, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

  2. Our lone guess this week was correct! This week’s specimen is a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). To learn more about monarch butterflies, check out these websites:

    Comment by nature — January 29, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

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