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Fun in the sun!

Yesterday was such a lovely day out on the trail.  It was nice to feel that spring may finally be on its way after all of these cold and damp days recently.  Because it was so nice out, Mr. Red Fox was in a very…

Will he or won’t he?

It’s feeling a lot like springtime out there today. This coming weekend, the VLM is having a groundhog’s day celebration to answer the big question, will he or won’t he? Will the groundhog see his shadow and scamper back into his burrow for 6 more…

Critters in the snow:

Well, the weather has gotten a bit more wintry lately.  Last week, you may have noticed a bit of the white stuff on the ground.  I had a chance to snap a few pictures of some sights around the museum as well as some of…

Assistant Animal Keeper

One Friday morning, while I was cleaning the deer and turkey pasture, I had a little helper. The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) doe in these pictures is a doe who was raised by a wildlife rehabilitator, an individual who has gone through education and training…

Turkey struttin’

At the turkey pardoning a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to experience the event from the other side of the fence. Another keeper and I tended to the turkeys before they went out to receive their pardoning from Mayor McKinley L. Price…

What’s new?

The VLM is scheduled to re-open the downstairs gallery in about a week after several long months of flood recovery. In the meantime, the aquarium staff has been getting all our exhibits back in shape for public viewing. As of the scheduled date, we will…