Hawk Handlers

It’s exciting as we’re getting a few more staff trained to work with our red-tailed hawk, Misha. Our new handlers will buddy up with some of our current hawk handlers, so hopefully you’ll see us, and Misha, out and about around campus more.    Read more

Another Alligator Adventure

Roughly every 2 years, we say goodbye to our exhibit and education gators and hello to a few new ones. It is that time of year once again! The Museum has an agreement with Alligator Adventure in South Carolina where we pick up a few hatchlings or small yearlings, raise them up big and strong, and return them when their size has made our exhibit in Carolina Wildlife a little too cramped. Here’s a blog post Sherry did a fewRead more

Bear Pool Cleaning Next Month

We fully drain and clean the bear pools twice each year (it used to be once each year but not anymore). Next month is time again. It is typically a very tiring, fun, fulfilling, frustrating, and dirty project. (Yes, all those words go together for this project). Below are photos of Autumn and Katie during the December cleaning process. If you want to see photos from previous bear pool cleanings, click here,  here, or here. We’ll try and get someRead more

QuikPic: Three Katyies

I’m sitting in my office taking on a rest on this snow day– I’ll have to post about today another day when I have more energy and time. In the meantime, I came across the photo below and it made me smile, just as I did when I took the picture. We’ve got a lot of people named Katee ( I have a friend who spells her name that way) at the Museum. The three I spend the most timeRead more

What’s behind the door…

I walked down the hall on Tuesday and found Katy standing in the doorway. Fairly boring and a tad confusing. However, on the other side of the door was a surprise (different from my post last year about what’s behind the door)      Read more