Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years. For 700 million years it was Pummeled by asteroids. She has gone though 5 major extinctions, some say we are experiencing the sixth as I write this blog. But all and all, today was a good day for me. How ’bout you?
It’s funny how sometimes the people we remember the least make the greatest impression on us.
Another great day at Oliver Mill Park Middleboro, MA. The only thing missing was the grandchildren. Met some folks from New England Herpetological Society, hope I got it right. They were handling a few water snakes. Very well informed on a subject that I just happened to be quiet fond of myself. Remember the quote by Professor Barnhardt to Mr. Carpenter in The Day The Earth Stood Still ” It isn’t faith that makes good science, Mr. Klaatu, it’s curiosity. Sit down, please. There are several thousand questions I’d like to ask you. ” That’s how I felt talking to these men. Below are two water snakes of different size. Further down, Red Wing Black bird, and Goose with young. For more great stuff from Oliver Mill, visit the Categories links on right side of page. Or click on links below: Also, below, the Videos from today at Oliver Mill with the water snakes. And of course, just for the heck of it, below, shows the kids with a Python, if not mistaken. Marla Isaac, from New England Reptile & Raptor Exhibits came to Brendon’s Birthday party many years ago, Brendon is now 21. Some images below can be enlarged by clicking.
American Snapping Turtle mating in a once used waste water sewer pond. I repeat “unused waste water pond”. In this pond, “see size below” I counted at least 12 turtles. Turtles are ectothermic animals. That means they get their body heat from their surroundings–the air, water or ground. They need to be warm to move around and eat. If they get too cold, everything in the body will slow down. Then they can’t eat and digest food. The heart slows down and the lungs do too.