Wonders of Winter presented by Bank of America: Painted Turtle Brumation

Lucky is our Painted Turtle at the Museum. He's an aquatic turtle, so he lives in the water. In the winter, Painted Turtles do something called brumation, which is a period of dormancy, similar to hibernation. During brumation, these turtles aren't breathing through their lungs. Instead, they use their butts. This process is called [...]

2020-12-17T10:37:02-05:00December 17th, 2020|Wonders of Winter|

Wonders of Winter presented by Bank of America: Owl Moon storytime

Matt reads today's Wonders of Winter story, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Behind Matt is our Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), one of the most distinctive birds in the Delaware forest. Owls are excellent night hunters. Their large eyes, flexible necks, and excellent hearing make them especially good at locating prey, usually mice, shrews, [...]

2020-12-17T10:15:54-05:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorized, Wonders of Winter|
Go to Top