Education and Flying Squirrels - UPDATE January 29, 2021

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After this year of Covid that hampered our ability to educate groups of young people at the Bear Center, we are hoping for a better year in 2021. As part of that we are creating new opportunities on the nature trails and in the Ecology Hall. In the works for the nature trail are new QR codes that people can scan with their cell phones Flying Squirrel taking peanutaccepting a peanutand immediately get more information and/or see videos of bears, wolves, and foxes that were taken at those very spots on the trail.

In the Ecology Hall, a new critter for Critter Time is a tiger salamander that is shown in lightning-fast action toward the end of this 1:21-minute video as it snatches and thrashes a wax worm.

At the WRI, a new distraction to desk work and writing is flying squirrels that now accept humans. The photos show one watching a human approach and then accepting a peanut in the shell.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center