Saturday thank you…

We had a few scheduling challenges today, so I came in to help a bit, and asked some others to as well. Here are my thank yous from the day. First, the non-humans, then, the human helpers. Thank you Dallas for being ready in the chute… you did not need to be ready but thank you anyway. Thank you Duckie for laying eggs today   Now, for the people. Volunteer Alayna started with us in September. We called in someRead more

An Emotional Week

We invited people back to the Museum this week. Campers arrived Monday, and Members arrived starting Tuesday (online ticketing only). Everything is very thoughtful, limited, and as safe as possible. It’s been almost 4 months without guests here, working quite a bit, and a whirlwind of emotions throughout the period. (I am sure everyone is having their own roller-coaster ride since March!) Safety is critical for the team. Safety and good welfare of the humans are the only way weRead more

Update from the Week.

I got some non-desk time this week. This meant, lots of clothes, bandanas and masks to sweat through. However it also meant some good times and sights to be had. I did a great virtual Summer Camp program with Steve, David, and the Farmyard Critters. I also did a bunch of weed-eating, and clearing unwanted plant growth from a few areas. While working at Bear Overlook, the bears treated me with a visit. I sooooooo wanted to be where MimiRead more

Diego Follow-Up

Winter Storm Diego hit us hard. The weight of the snow caused numerous trees to snap or bend throughout campus. Fortunately, the animals seem fine; power and fences held; and the Keepers who were able to get to work did so unscathed. We still have a lot more clean up to do, but I for one am very thankful that it wasn’t worse. We had quite a bit of heavy snow — up to 12 inches in some areas.¬† AboutRead more

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

Spotlight: Educator Steve

This is Steve- he’s one of our educators at the Museum He bikes to work on his unicycle! Before I go on, Steve is the one who came up with the name “Pupdate” for the updates on the wolf pups. Check out all the Pupdates, here, here, here, and don’t miss here or here. (And the two newest ones here and here). I spent a lot of time with Steve and some of his teammates over the past year¬†while IRead more