Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

Photo: John H. Tashjian © California Academy of Sciences

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal prefers habitats near marshes, ponds or sloughs and will often escape into the water if it feels threatened.
  • This animal is endemic to California.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, April 15th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you're right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 - 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.

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