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Naturalist Notebook 

August 21, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)
Photo: E. Harrington © California Academy of Sciences

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal has the most teeth of any terrestrial mammal found in North America.
  • It is an omnivore.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, August 26th 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 @ 3:54 pm

1 Comment »

  1. This week’s specimen is an opossum (Didelphis virginiana) skull. To learn more about opossums, check out these websites:

    Comment by nature — August 26, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

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