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CLASSROOM, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, EVENTS! If you are a teacher or have an event that calls for something educational as well as entertaining contact Learn Nature. We can present a wide range of ecology and wildlife based programs and every one features live animals. If your having an event that needs a little pick up, how about some really cool animals to spice it up! Kids love animals, so do an animal themed birthday party. Be sure to visit the website "learnnature.net" for all the details and more fun information. I am a Texas Certified Master Naturalist, Certified Native Plant Landscaper, former Staff Naturalist at the Witte Museum, rescuer for Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, facilitator for Texas Parks and Wildlife, and certified Texas teacher.
Mission: The mission: Entertain and educate children and adults about the wonders of the natural world, especially the critters of Texas - and it has to be fun!
Let's talk birds
MORE SNAKES AND SOME THOUGHTS
I'm afraid it's going to be quite a long time before we can get back to getting kids and critters together. We (even Racket the snake) miss the kids and the fun.
Albino Diamondback rattlesnake. Can your appreciation of beauty overcome your fear?
A little snake beauty
Rats Will Avoid Actions That Hurt Others -- Even If It Earns Them A Treat
Rats will stop doing something they like if it harms another rat.
Elvis the one eyed toad - a kid favorite.
“Speciesism — like racism and sexism — is a form of what I call ‘meism’ — the more like me you are, the more empathy I will have for you and the more I will be concerned about your welfare. Is that a good basis for deciding whom to help? Shouldn’t we be focusing on those most in need — those suffering the most — regardless of who and what they are?” – Gordon Ellis
What You Can Do to Help Animals http://www.animalmatters.org/what-you-can-do/
This particular bird knows it's all about location.
Good information from a reliable source.
Warmer temperatures mean Texas snakes are out again, and some snakebites have already been reported. Two Texas A&M veterinary experts have tips to keep you and your pets safe.
We had a terrific time yesterday at Pop Con at the San Antonio Central Library. Lots of nice people and some wonderful volunteers. Let us bring these critters to your party! 210-410-4565
Yes, it's a mammal, a pangolin. There are several subspecies ranging from 3.5 pounds to almost 75 pounds and they're found in Asia and Africa. Even though they are a protected species, poaching is rampant because of, you guessed it, Chinese medicine. They may be an intermediate species in the transfer of the Corona virus to humans. It looks like an anteater covered with artichoke petals.
This is Ryan, one of our most popular critters. He's about to become a daddy again.
If you should see a white cockroach don't think you've discovered a new species. It's only a roach that has just shed. The white turns brown rather quickly.
Take a deep dive into the world of these surprisingly brainy, aerodynamic, nut-crazed critters.
Thanks for sharing, Pam
While they look like the type of animal that would spread disease, opossums can actually help reduce Lyme Disease...
Our two monarchs are doing well so far.
We found this monarch caterpillar yesterday that evidently can't read a calendar. It's here in San Antonio and was getting ready to make a chrysalis. Sure enough, during the day it happened. We've have it safe from the weather and we'll keep you posted on the progress. While the majority of monarchs are in Mexico now, sometimes this happens.
The new kid in the Learn Nature crew! This is Tessa, the baby rat. She is going to start training to take Sarah's place, since Sarah is getting ready to retire soon. I asked her for a comment but she's not talking.
And finally, some Christmas cockroaches.
ALBERT EINSTEIN SAID, ""IF THE BEES DISAPPEARED, HUMANS WOULD HAVE FOUR YEARS TO LIVE." There are about 800 native bee species in Texas.
It's school science night season. If you know of any school that is having one please give them our information. This is from last night's adventure.
If you want to feed the ducks here's the right way :
Corn (canned, frozen or fresh)
Duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores)
Lettuce, other greens (torn into small pieces)
Frozen peas (defrosted)
Oats (rolled or instant)
Seeds (including birdseed or other varieties)
I love this ;
Rats are some of the most unfairly maligned creatures of the animal kingdom. Despite their funny little rat-hands and furry little rat-bodies, the poor rodents can’t seem to shake the reputation of being disease-bearing, wire-chewing harbingers of destruction.
Pickles by Brian Crane for October 12, 2019 | GoComics.com
View the comic strip for Pickles by cartoonist Brian Crane created October 12, 2019 available on GoComics.com
Employee of the month (no, not the kid). This is Elvis the one eyed toad. He got his name because when he's "tickled" on his back he sings. Not well, but, hey, he's a toad.
This is a very in depth article, but it's a subject that many people seem to be interested in. Dr. Green is probably the foremost expert in Texas. https://wsed.org/coralsnake-envenomations/
When most of you think of snakebites, you think of pit viper envenomation (or possibly the alcoholic beverage, which contains equal parts cider and lager – I’d totally like that!), and I get that. Nationally, 98% of snake envenomations are from the various pit vipers (rattlesnakes, water moccasi...
Beautiful leucistic hawk close to Canyon Lake. Rare find. The original post is on Central Texas Snake ID page.
After a year of service Randolph is retiring from the Learn Nature crew and will have a fine life with Kim and Susan. His replacement is 7 week old Rip, who should finish training Friday.
The Two Turtles From Rocky Are Now 44 Years Old And Living With Sylvester Stallone
Cuff and Link have been with Sylvester Stallone ever since he adopted them. They were his turtles in Rocky, and they're still his pets in life.
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