Make Birth Baths Bird Friendly

Posted by Nancy on 7/24/2018 to All About Bird Feeders
Question:  I recently installed a birdbath.  The birds come in but don’t seem to bathe.  A few birds have tried it, but the birds come out of the bath looking terrible.  Do you have any idea what is happening?

Red Diamondback Rattlesnake - What a Beauty!

Posted by Nancy on 7/17/2018 to Rattlesnakes
Red Diamondback Rattlesnake - What a Beauty!
The Red Diamondback Rattlesnake is one of the most beautiful of all the rattlesnakes I have seen.  They have brownish red diamonds with white edges.  The belly is a creamy white.  

Broad-tailed Hummingbirds – Did You Know?

Posted by Nancy on 7/10/2018 to Hummingbirds
Broad-tailed Hummingbirds – Did You Know?
It was cold enough in the Rocky Mountains that Dad agreed to reconsider tenting for a few nights.  The fact that the Broad-tailed Hummingbird could survive the cold fascinated me.  I have since learned that they enter a state of slow metabolism called torpor and only maintain a body temperature of about 54 degrees.

Why Did My Turtle Lay an Egg?

Posted by Nancy on 7/3/2018 to Turtles, Box Turtles and Tortoises
Question: My Painted Turtle just laid an egg!  I have had her since she was 4”.  She is kept with my brother’s Juvenile Red-eared Slider.  What is going on?  Is she pregnant?