We love the wildlife we see around Baristaville, but what about the creatures we don’t see–like those who come out only at night?
This evening at the Van Vleck House you can learn about these nocturnal animals, whose social lives come to life long after most of us have entered Dreamland.
Travis Gale, of the wildlife rescue and education group Eyes of the Wild, will be bringing several animals for participants to meet.
Jonne McCarron, the executive director of the Van Vleck House & Gardens, tells us that Gale typically brings 5-6 animals but that they never know for sure who will be coming. In the past, there has been a skunk, a fox, a sugar glider, a rat, a hedgehog and Charlie, the prehensile-tailed porcupine. (Trivia note: cockroaches are also nocturnal.)
Gale has also been known to bring along some diurnal animals — those that are active primarily during dawn or dusk. That might include a wallaby, a chinchilla or a degu (not to be confused with a derecho).
The program starts at 6:30 and runs for an hour. Cost is $7 for Friends and $10 for others. McCarron is encouraging people to come early and picnic on the grounds before, as well as register in advance. Check the Van Vleck website for more details.
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