In my dolphin post, I shared a video of a cat interacting with dolphins. It was such an Awwww moment, I thought I'd share a few more with you. I give you....Dog and Owl. Dog and Otter. And my personal favorite, Dog and Elephant. Looks like Dog isn't just Man's Best… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Animal Buddies
Short and sweet this week folks. I found this video a while ago, and just love it! Lil' Drac is a short-tailed fruit bat abandoned by his mom and raised by the folks at Bat World Sanctuary in Texas. Why bats? Aren't they icky, scary bloodsuckers? On the contrary, they pollinate and eat bugs. If… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Go Batty!
OK, I'm tossing you a softball here. Who out there remembers Flipper? Who's been to Sea World? Does anyone not love the bottlenose dolphin? When people say 'dolphin' this is the animal most of us immediately see in out head, but the bottlenose dolphin is only one of almost 40 species within the family Delphinidae. … Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Name That Mammal
Happy New Year! New beginnings, new possibilities, new horizons to seek are all awaiting us in 2013. This is the time of year when people make resolutions, plan to break bad habits and form good ones, and reconnect with friends and family. My wish for everyone on the planet is this: May 2013 be the… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – A Brand New Year
"Look! A seal!" A little boy points excitedly. Mom, walking nearby peers in the direction her child is pointing. A sausage-shaped creature lolling just above the surf line blinks back at her. "Is it a seal, Mommy?" Is it? I know this has been a burning question for so many of you. It's even tripped… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Name That Mammal!
A little public service announcement here: I found it on this Facebook webpage. I don't know this group and don't belong to it, but I felt this was important information to pass along. Feral or abandoned cats are a growing issue for communities, and require a community response. More and more animals… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Did You Know?
One of the more enjoyable parts of working at the Zoo was that I had the opportunity to educate people; not just about the individual animals, but about habitats, ecosystems, and how species are interdependent upon each other. Including us. One of the most common questions was, "What does it eat?" Since most of our… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Nature In Action
It all started when Hub began teaching me about music, and musicians. You see when we first met, I was pretty musically stupid; although I liked music I had never paid much attention to the names of the bands, or the songs, that I liked. Any of you out there who are musicians are sure… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Name That Mammal!
I had dreams of writing, even when I worked at the Zoo. Then, I used to think I’d write my memoirs. I figured by the time I’d put in 20 or 30 years I’d have enough memories cached away to make some interesting stories. I even had a title for my autobiography: Dead Mice In… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Is That A Mouse In Your Pocket?
What You Need To Raise Chickens At work, I am affectionately (I think!) known as the Crazy Chicken Lady. Not many people raise their own meat and egg-producers, and as someone pointed out, “You know, they sell eggs and chicken at the grocery store, you don’t need to go to all this work.” … Continue reading Wild Wednesday – How To Raise Chickens In The City