Enjoying Nature, the Children's Books Blog


Have you ever seen a Camel riding in a truck?

February 16, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

 


After every crazy experience like this, I am always so excited to research a little bit more. So here are some fun facts about camels!

*When a camel feels threatened, it will spit in your face. But in actuality, this spit is...vomit. So if you get close to a camel and see it's cheeks welling up, you may want to back away.

*When a camel feels threatened, it will spit in your face. But in actuality, this spit is...vomit. So if you get close to a camel and see it's cheeks welling up, you may want to back away.

*Dromedary camels have one hump while Bactrian camels have two humps. How do you remember which camel is which? Turn the D and the B on their sides. D= 1 hump. B= 2 Humps. 

*Contrary to popular belief, Camels do not store water in their humps. Instead, they store fat deposits from the food that they have eaten. This allows a camel to go a long time without any food. So when the humps begin to get smaller and droop over, it's time for more food!

*Camels have a thin clear eyelid as well as long eyelashes to keep the dust out of their eyes. I was interested in this after experiencing a number of small dust storms while walking amongst the animals in the Wadi. As the dust picked up and i shielded my face, I could see out of the corner of my eyes, the camels, who didn't even wince. 

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Sugar Gliders!

February 04, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

Have you seen a Sugar Glider before?

Below is a picture of our breeding Sugar Glider pair, Crunchie and Dexter.

These two were our very first educational animals.  Their soft fur and sweet personal….

 

Ask Hidden Clover about bringing Sugar Gliders to your school!! info@searchforthehiddenclover.com


Incredible! Fox diving through snow.

January 29, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

Have you ever seen anything like this? Amazing!


What animal is this?

January 28, 2014 Julia Heckathorn

Do you know what animal this is?? Hint: It's from Southeast Asia.   This is a Sunda Colugo, otherwise known as a Sunda Flying Lemur! However, this animal is not a Lemur at all. It is a type of Colugo, which is an arboreal gliding mammal (just like the Sugar Glider!) Only much larger. These adorable animals are over a foot in length, and can weigh a little over 4 pounds! It's amazing they can glide so well! Although, they really aren't great climbers. Continue your research on the Sunda Colugo, and tell me your favorite fact about them! Email me...


Pygmy Sloth Conservation Update

October 02, 2013 Julia Heckathorn

The Hidden Clover children's book company is taking next steps to preserve the critically endangered Three-Toed Pygmy Sloth population in cooperation with local Panamanian leaders.