Monthly Archives: September 2011

Little Brown Snakes

Last week one of our volunteers brought us a small brown snake.  We are currently snakeless in our exhibit area, so we thought this might be a nice addition.   It turns out, though, that brown snakes (Storeria dekayi) do … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for Volunteers!

We love our volunteers here at Dahlem.  If it weren’t for their dedication and willingness to help us out, we’d be overwhelmed with all the work that needs to be done here. On Thursdays, the Cut and Dab Society comes … Continue reading

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The Importance of Urban Wetlands and Outdoor Experiences

Here at The Dahlem Center we are concerned about the loss not only of outdoor experiences for both children and adults, but, as Robert Pyle puts it in the following video, the “loss of the desire to have such experiences.” … Continue reading

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The Strange and Bizarre

How cool is this!?!  A woman brought this in this morning for ID, and when I saw what it was, well, I was just tickled pink! This is one of those slug-like moth larvae that Dr. Doug Tallamy showed us … Continue reading

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