Pumpkins for alligators

Pumpkin season is coming. Post-Halloween leftovers are great for Museum enrichment. However, we had a little pumpkin fun early with the alligators on Friday. You know alligators “like” ducks, so no big surprise that they “like” pumpkins too! (Look for more pumpkin blog posts in November!)  Read more

One of These Things…

One of these things is not like the others One of these things just doesn’t belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song? (Sesame Street: episode 1, December 10, 1969)   Looks like we got an unseasonal surprise mixed in with this batch of pumpkins and gourds! Can you spot the thing that doesn’t belong?Read more

Farmyard Pumpkin Fest 2012

Only a couple days after we were given that truckload of giant pumpkins, I answered a radio call from Sherry telling me to drive the gator very carefully so I wouldn’t spill the cargo (I didn’t spill any). With our Quarantine stall in the Farmyard already full of pumpkins, something needed to be done to whittle down the collection. The result: Pumpkin Fest 2012 There was even some pumpkin smashing!  Read more