The Giraffe

  Ah…Circus Animals! The mighty lion is King; roaring loudly at the small dude, he wants nothing more than to grab that whip and chair and show the guy exactly who’s boss! The elephants are the lumbering giants who bring awe and cheers from the crowd. But, the giraffe is…under-appreciated. Not only must he ride […]

Circus Elephants

Circus Elephants When the music began, the Big Top curtains lifted and Jumbo walked into the tent. The elephant lumbered forward, most likely trying to figure out why some sparkly-dressed woman was sitting on top of him. (How those sequins must have scratched!) He would walk around the circles looking bored out of his mind, […]

The Lion

  Ever consider sticking your head inside a ferocious lion’s mouth?   Under normal circumstances, probably not one of your top priorities, but remember seeing the circus lions for the first time?  Eyes wide with astonishment as the tamer opened the mouth of the King and gallantly stuck his head in, then safely back out happily […]

LANDMARK – Adventure Science on American Prairie Reserve

  Bringing Adventure-Science to the American Prairie From Marco Polo to Lewis and Clark wide open grasslands have long inspired adventurous spirits, and voyages of discovery. However, very few of these vast landscapes still exist unaltered. Only the steppes of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Patagonia and the Northern Great Plains of America have never been plowed and […]

How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes

  How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes Now is a great time to search for nesting Florida sandhill cranes.  Most Floridians know that cranes are cherished members of our communities since so many can be found in our urban areas.  They are very social birds during the off season congregating in large groups but […]

Tampa Bay Photo Shootout

Calling all photographers!  Join us for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida being held from April 4- 6, 2014.  This event brings photographers from across the country together for photography, education, sightseeing, camaraderie and fun.  Attendees will participate in four photography workshops of their choice, a keynote presentation by Jim Clark, two […]

Bear Bath with Brutus

    by Sherry Gillam It was mid October when I first met Brutus & his bear friends.  So very many times I have passed this place, which is only about 15 min east of Bozeman and located just off the interstate.  Seemed like such a “tourist trap”, so I had never even considered visiting […]

MOOSE-N-AROUND

by Sherry Gillam We hadn’t spotted a moose all summer long in Montana…not even in Yellowstone Park, which is very odd.  Maybe we had been looking too hard.  It was early October in the late afternoon and we had pulled off the highway near a tiny town near Bozeman.  I had spotted an interesting thing […]

Melissa Hill / Buffalo Bill Center of the West

  Speaker, Melissa Hill of the Draper Natural History Museum discusses birds of prey at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Melissa and her volunteer raptor handlers present four raptors, including a peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, and a great horned owl. The program, known as the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience, is very […]

Nature Stories at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, January 30

  Date: January 30, 2014 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am You and your children are invited to participate in a nature-themed storytime and activity!  Meet other families in your community and enjoy the outdoors during these fun-filled programs at the Prairie Ridge amphitheater.  Stories and activities are geared toward children 6 and younger, though everyone is welcome. […]