Celebrate National Pig day with Princess Piggy Sue
A book will be read and we will make ears for your head
And we will meet an animal friend or two
Pigs are very intelligent animals. There are 16 species, including warthogs and wild boars. They are highly sociable, and communicate with one another via grunts of different pitch and duration. Pigs in the wild live in groups called ‘sounders’, usually made up of one male with a number of sows.
Although spiders play important roles in terrestrial ecosystems and are negatively impacted by human activity, they have received little attention from the US conservation community, but without spiders we could face a famine. They are very important in controlling agricultural pests, especially in organic farming.
Did you know that the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects each year? Clearly, those insect populations would explode without their spider predators. So, the next time you see a spider, thank it for doing a good job and leave it alone.
Join Zoo educators for a fun forest themed member morning. We meet some animals that call the forest home and learn how invasive species are changing our forest ecosystem. After the class we will be pulling on our gloves to remove some invasive plants.
In 2018, the International Day of Forests (IDF) will address the theme, ‘Forests for sustainable cities,’ and will focus on how forests and trees in urban areas regulate temperature and water flows, provide nutritious foods and shelter, cleanse the air and foster community cohesion and individual well-being, among other benefits.
Join us on Saturday, March 31st for our annual Eggstravaganza event.
Summer Hours and Admission Start.
No other creature besides humans controls its environment as completely as the beaver – changing the surroundings to meet its needs. And since water rules the beaver’s life, most of its efforts are aimed at making sure it has a good supply and as a side effect creates an amazingly diverse ecosystem.
Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians are going extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red List of Threatened Species estimates that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, a rate higher than that for birds or mammals. Major threats to amphibians include habitat loss or degradation and the rapidly dispersing infectious disease chytridiomycosis. Managed populations of amphibians may become the only conservation hope for many species faced with imminent extinction.
Join us on Saturday, April 28th for our annual Earth Day Celebration.
Moms get free admission on Sunday, May 13th for Mother’s Day.
Join us on Saturday, June 2nd for our annual Wine in the Wilderness fundraising event.