Telltale Tail Trapped in Amber

SCIENCE To scientists’ delight, they’ve identified the first dinosaur tail preserved in amber. The incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little about amazing amber with our study guide. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Scientists just identified a dinosaur tail preserved in amber. What is … Continue reading Telltale Tail Trapped in Amber

Creature Feature: Wild Turkey

What bird is native to North America and has a distinctive gobble call? Today’s featured creature, of course! Today we’re highlighting the wild turkey in celebration of Thanksgiving. Fast Facts Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo Family Name:  Phasianidae Classification: Bird Habitat:  Woodlands Diet: Omnivore (Favorite foods include: plants and animals, including nuts, seeds, fruits, insects, and even salamanders!) Size: Body, 3.6 to 3.8 ft; wingspan, 4.1 to 4.8 ft Weight: 5.5 to 18.8 lbs Average … Continue reading Creature Feature: Wild Turkey