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Turtle Census part 2

The second session began with a talk from Travis Land, our Herpetology Curator, who spoke about turtle husbandry.  He talked about what it means to have a turtle in your care and what they need to survive.  Committing to having a turtle for a pet…

Longfin darters

The VLM displays only native fishes and invertebrates – with a few exceptions in the coral reef exhibit – so I exert a great deal of effort to maximize the number of interesting species we display. Fortunately, Virginia has one of the greatest number of…

Morning

Yesterday, when I was feeding the birds in our mountain cove habitarium, I was greeted by one of our residents. This mourning dove came to us from someone locally who needed to place him because he was imprinted. He’s very fond of supervising us when…