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In My New Skin
February 23, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Keith Allison Yao Ming – The guy just didnt stop growing. I bet you’ve never thought of growth in as much detail as I have. As an Entomologist, I think about it a lot! It’s very simple for vertebrates. You eat, drink and sleep – and your body grows. Do you tell your body […]

Meet Charro, our new resident iguana!
August 26, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Butterfly Center recently acquired a new iguana.  His name is Charro (which means “cowboy” – as in “charro beans”) and we believe he is between 5 and 10 years old.  For the time being, he is housed in a cage in the rainforest area.  We may eventually let him loose to wander freely in the […]

Science Mystery: What came out of the Bearded Dragon’s Nose?
March 23, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

 Merlin, our bearded dragon You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose. Even if your friend is a Bearded Dragon. I have been working with reptiles for quite a while now and have seen some weird things. But one of the weirdest happened during Summer Camp. […]

Mantis Madness
July 17, 2008 · 10 Comments

photo credit: emills1  So tiny I almost couldn’t focus One of my favorite parts of this job is raising baby insects. It may not be like raising a baby, or even a cat or dog, (sometimes you have to feed them living things) but it is still very fun and rewarding. Plus, baby insects are […]



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