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Guest Blogger: Sunnidae Gallien

September 13, 2021 Oyster reefs are essential to the Chesapeake Bay landscape as both people and wildlife depend on them for things such as food, shelter, and a natural storm buffer. The pressures that oyster reefs face can be understood through scientific research that promotes…

Earth Day Bingo

April 16, 2020 In one week, it will not be just Earth Day… but the 50th Earth Day Celebration in the US! The history of its beginnings and details about our Virtual Earth Day Festival can be found here. As a challenge for all of…

All Howls Are Breaking Loose

Dracula: [about the wolves that are howling] ” Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make.”  Abraham “Bram” Stoker- 1897 Although this is more of a reference to the wolves in the classic gothic novel, Dracula, this quote holds true…

Herp Highlight #5: Eastern Hellbender

The frigid waters of Virginia’s mountains seem  inhospitable for any cold-blooded critter, but even here herptiles find ways to survive the harsh temperatures. Our Mountain Cove Habitarium is home to a very special and very rare amphibian: the Eastern Hellbender.   The Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus…