Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Will he or won't he?

It's feeling a lot like springtime out there today. This coming weekend, the VLM is having a groundhog's day celebration to answer the big question, will he or won't he? Will the groundhog see his shadow and scamper back into his burrow for 6 more weeks of winter? Or will he not see his shadow and stay out for the coming of spring? What will the answer to the question be? Come on out to the VLM for Groundhog Day celebrations,crafts, and special activities this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you here.



Peek-a-boo, I see you! The groundhog is watching the goings on outside of his exercise area.


He takes a hop off of a log perch


Come see what I do on Saturday!  I'd love to see you, come see me, won't  you?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Critters in the snow:

Well, the weather has gotten a bit more wintry lately.  Last week, you may have noticed a bit of the white stuff on the ground.  I had a chance to snap a few pictures of some sights around the museum as well as some of my favorite critters playing in the snow (or not). 

Early sunrise over the lake looking out from the Wason Education Center


The sun casts shadows on the deck looking out from the red fox exhibit


The female coyote scampers through the snow


The bobcat strikes a pose.  Some of the staff were removing snow from the boardwalk when I took this picture.




What do you think of this snow?


And a few would rather sleep in....


Friday, January 4, 2013

Oh what a Chilly morning

Good morning, welcome 2013! Good to be back at work at the start of the new year, Happy New Year, folks! Mr. exhibit opossum was a little sleepy this morning, but after a few minutes he decided to wake up and go out into the warm sun. A little chilly first thing this morning, so I couldn't let him out until the sun came up a little more.

It's chilly this morning! Do I have to get up?


Tasty breakfast of banana, apples, and chow makes it a bit better!


Hello There! How are you?