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Lion’s Mane Jellies – Cyanea capillata

The VLM displays a variety of jelly species: moon jellies, sea nettles and lion’s mane. Fortunately for us, we are surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Several species of jellies are native here and tend to follow salinity and temperature conditions that best…

Wild treats over the Holidays

Hey Critter fans! Here’s a quick post to say happy holidays! Over the holiday season, we often enjoy watching our wild neighbors come and go at our feeders.  They offer many hours of entertainment and beauty outside of the window while we are making preparations…

Otters on Exhibit!

Since we put the otters together a couple of months ago, I’m happy to report that they are doing very well together. They’ve adjusted to being on exhibit together and seem to enjoy each other’s company. At night they are separated while eating supper, but…

Some-bunny loves you:

With the coming of spring, it’s time to remind folks about what to do if you happen to find baby wild animals.  Often, when you come across a nest of wildlings, be they feather or fur, it’s best to leave them alone.  Out in the…

Beaver

When settlers were first exploring our country, they were surprised to find large rodents in the ponds and streams. These were our North American Beavers (Castor canadensis). At about 3 to 4 feet long and weighing up to 86 lbs, the average weight being range…