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Naturalist Notebook 

February 7, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)
Photo: C. Spears.

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal eats mainly invertebrates, such as worms, snails and insects.
  • Although this animal lives in dry habitats, it is a good swimmer.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, February 12th 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 @ 1:35 pm

1 Comment »

  1. This week’s specimen was killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) eggs. To learn more about killdeers, including about an interesting way they protect their eggs, check out these websites:

    Comment by nature — February 12, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

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