The arrival of Spring brings thoughts of new life in many forms…the first brave flowers, buds on the trees and the cheerful green of new grass. However, nothing says Spring more than newborn lambs in all their bouncy, soft and adorable glory. I spoke with two Cape May County 4-H members who are raising lambs this spring to learn what it is like to raise their own lambs … [Read more...]
Field Trip: Learn More About Our Fine Finned Friends!
New Jersey is a great state to learn about fish! Almost half our counties are on the Atlantic Ocean offering opportunities to learn about marine species. Lakes and streams throughout the state are home to several freshwater fish species. Why study fish? Fish is a significant food source for millions of people across the world. It’s estimated that as much as 25% of the protein … [Read more...]
Examining the Many Breeds of Dogs
Take a look around and you will quickly notice dogs come in a wide variety of physical and behavioral characteristics. The wolf may be their ancestor, but many dogs look very different from their wild origins. That is because humans have carefully crafted each breed to fit a specific need or interest. As a result, there are hundreds of breeds across the world. There are … [Read more...]
Be an educated consumer when visiting reptile shows
Reptile Shows!!! How cool would it be to go see lots of different reptiles and amphibians in one location? Talk with breeders? Interact with other reptile enthusiasts? With the many shows in the area, you can do just that. But, as a herpetological enthusiast and potential owner, you should be responsible in your visits and potential purchases. Here is what you should know … [Read more...]