Winter at the Earthshine Nature Center

12 Feb

Take a look at a few of the most recent photos of a few of the inhabitants of the Earthshine Nature Center waiting out the winter.

The first one is of Indi the Blue Tongue Skink basking under her new full spectrum sun lamp that was donated by Nature Center volunteer Amy Lord–THANK YOU Amy!  I cannot think of a better way to spend the winter than flat out like a lizard basking.

Now check out Hayward the Gray ratsnake resting in one of the Ratsnake Skyway tubes–isn’t he a beautiful snake!

Take a look at Fiona–our newest snake–a beautiful Royal Python (aka Ball Python).  She was donated to us by Savannah from the WNC Nature Center in Asheville, NC.  THANK YOU Savannah!

And here is Gandalf the Canebrake rattlesnake resting under his log.  (sorry about the dirty glass.)

Check out Penny the Copperhead in her cave.

Finally there is Gollum the Eastern Hellbender who is squeezed into his favorite notch in the rocks.  It looks like his is uncomfortable but Hellbenders love to jam themselves in tight crevices–it makes them feel secure.

If you would like to visit all of the animals in the Earthshine Nature Center please drop me an email and we can schedule a time for a visit.   –Steve


2 Responses to “Winter at the Earthshine Nature Center”

  1. Amster@ 02/13/2012 at 11:49 am #

    Thanx Steve! Yippee I’m so glad the Skink is able to use the light.What a beautiful & awesome creature she is.I love the wildlife center there,every animal is respected & well cared for.We are so lucky to have such a great place here in Transylvania county.

    • Amster@ 02/15/2012 at 5:54 pm #

      I’ve got some available time in the next few weeks if I can help with ANYTHING….let me know!i can schedule Earthshine in,even something to do with the garden if I could help.Thanx Amy

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