Meet me in St. Louis, Louis!

After a flight delay and switching planes due to a broken air conditioning system, we are finally on the first leg of our return flight to California. We had a lovely quick trip to St. Louis for my birthday. It was full of baseball, frozen custard, the zoo, pool time, and Imo’s Pizza. Most importantly,…

Liebster Award

I am honored to have been nominated for the Liebser Award by Gator Woman who writes a wonderful blog about wildlife and conservation, topics I, myself, am very interested in. – About the Award: 1. This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 2. The award is then…

Wildlife Rehabbers: True Heroes

This morning I read an article on CNN Heroes about a woman named Mona Rutger. It is people like her that inspire me to want to work in wildlife rehabilitation. It is by no means a career that is going to bring you wealth and fame, but it is a career so rewarding that you…

Weird Wildlife Wednesday: The Ozark Hellbender

The first species in my Weird Wildlife Wednesday series is the Ozark Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi). This organism is one of the world’s largest salamanders and the largest in the United States. It is only dwarfed by its cousins in China. The Ozark Hellbender tops out at about 2 feet in length and is found…