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Naturalist Notebook 

April 11, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)


4-11-12
Photo: John H. Tashjian © California Academy of Sciences

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal prefers habitats near marshes, ponds or sloughs and will often escape into the water if it feels threatened.
  • This animal is endemic to California.



Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, April 15th 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: News,Spotlight On...,Theme of the Month — nature @ 2:17 pm

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  1. This week’s specimen was a San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia). To learn more about this endangered species, check out these websites:

    Comment by nature — April 15, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

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