Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

Photo: George W. Robinson © California Academy of Sciences

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal is common throughout North America.
  • Many of the young of this species don't survive their first year. Of those that do, they generally live 5 or 6 years.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, March 18th 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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