The third duck is behind the leaves, top left.

Black Duck

  Three American black ducks showed up in the Wetlands on the Fourth of July. I’d not previously recorded black ducks here at the Museum, so it’s noteworthy that the ducks appeared today. They all appear to be males. Wood duck, mallard, blue-winged teal, hooded merganser, redhead and bufflehead are the members of the duck family […]

A thoughtful turtle dug her nest just outside the wolf enclosure.

Painted Turtle Nest

Thanks to the vigilance of Animal Keeper Sarah, with an assist from Keeper Kent, we now have a turtle’s nest to monitor. On June 21, Keeper Sarah spotted an eastern painted turtle laying eggs next to the gravel driveway that leads to the Red Wolf Enclosure.     I placed a cage over the nest […]


Memories of Max

This week was filled with loads of tears – so expected when we lose someone we love and care about deeply. But the week has also been filled with this amazing outpouring of caring and the sharing of “Max stories” as we remember all that Max meant to those who knew him. I have loads […]


Honoring Max

While not surprising, it’s been amazing to hear from so many people who loved Max and will miss him terribly. (click here to read the sad news). It’s so nice to hear from the community of regular Museum visitors and blog readers, especially during difficult times. Max made it easy to form a relationship with […]

Water bottles

BPA-free Logo Water Bottle

Show your Museum of Life and Science pride with this eye catching matte finish BPA-free logo water bottle.  The wide mouth lid allows easy access for ice cubes and up to 28 ounces of your favorite cold beverage.  A removable, flexible straw is connected to the clear flip-up drinking spout for ease of use and […]

Maker Dad

Maker Dad

Written by the editor of Make Magazine, this book gives step by step instructions to make a variety of engaging DIY crafts and gadgets designed to provide quality time between parents and kids.  Maker Dad’s twenty-four projects teach children lifelong skills like computer programming, musicality and how to use basic hand tools in addition to […]

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