Trivia question for Aug-16-2011

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-16-2011

These birds live and breed in huge flocks which can take up to 5 hours to fly past. They live mostly in steppe and savanna regions, but do not avoid human settlements. While foraging for food they may fly large distances each day without tiring.

Trivia question for Aug-15-2011

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-15-2011

These insects thrive in the unique harsh desert and many species occur nowhere else on earth. So far their coastal region has escaped oil pollution and until recently the forbidding conditions prevented people from exploiting the land for grazing. However, diamond companies have begun to mine the dunes, which is certain to affect their habitat.

Trivia question for Aug-14-2011

Posted on Aug 14, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-14-2011

All sharks have electroreceptors concentrated in their heads called the ampullae of Lorenzini. These receptors detect electrical pulses emitted by potential prey. These sharks are bottom dwellers but have very poor eyesight and cannot see well to find their food. However, they are equipped with extremely sensitive and accurate magnetic sensors in the nose.

Trivia question for Aug-13-2011

Posted on Aug 13, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-13-2011

These are very adaptable birds of prey that look and behave like a vulture. They spend hours turning over cow manure, hunting for insects. They have even been seen feeding on coconut flesh at harvest time in the plantations of Guyana.

Trivia question for Aug-12-2011

Posted on Aug 12, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-12-2011

These guys are found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, a range entailing Sonora, Arizona, parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico (but not Baja California). They inhabit scrubland, succulent desert, and oak woodland, seeking shelter in burrows, thickets, and under rocks in locations with ready access to moisture.

Trivia question for Aug-11-2011

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-11-2011

These guys have a life span of up to 12 years in the wild; its main predators include the Caracal and several varieties of Eagle Owl. Families of these guys dig out dens in sand for habitation and protection, which can be as large as 1,292 sq ft and adjoin the dens of other families.

Trivia question for Aug-10-2011

Posted on Aug 10, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-10-2011

These guys prefer to hunt in full forest. While they are agile climbers most of their time is spent on the forest floor. They also prefer to forage where there is a lot of fallen dead wood on the forest floor. They are omnivorous and will feed on a wide variety of small animals and occasionally fruits and mushrooms.

Trivia question for Aug-09-2011

Posted on Aug 9, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-09-2011

Like most New World tarantulas, they will kick urticating hairs from their abdomens if disturbed, rather than bite. They are not venomous to humans and are considered extremely docile, though, as with all Tarantulas, allergies may intensify with any bite.

Trivia question for Aug-08-2011

Posted on Aug 8, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-08-2011

These fish, unlike other species of their kind, feed extensively on zooplankton during both freshwater and saltwater life stages. Their many gill rakers strain the plankton from the water.

OMG Founders Present their Environmental Program to the Vinings UMC

OMG Founders Present their Environmental Program to the Vinings UMC

Olivia and Carter were recently invited to speak to the congregation of the Vinings United Methodist Church in Atlanta Georgia.  

Trivia question for Aug-07-2011

Posted on Aug 7, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-07-2011

Gopher tortoise can be identified easily based on their appearance. A typical tortoise has a large head. Their skin color ranges from light to grayish or dark brown skin. Their long front legs are for burrowing, unlike their behind legs which are shorter.

‘Plastic Awareness Education’ at Cochran Mill Summer Camp

‘Plastic Awareness Education’ at Cochran Mill Summer Camp

The kids were all so intently listening to Carter and Olivia and each one of them had suggestions of what could be done to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen. We heard many of the students say that they would be telling their parents, and even their school teachers about what our plastic pollution is doing to the environment and how they wanted to help be the solution to the problem.

Trivia question for Aug-06-2011

Posted on Aug 6, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-06-2011

Only birds that live in the extreme north and south of their range migrate and do so based on temperature and available sunlight. These birds will migrate towards the equator during winter but this range is “determined by the amount of sunshine to warm the chilled birds”.

Trivia question for Aug-05-2011

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-05-2011

A capable stalk-and-ambush predator, these cats can pursue a wide variety of prey. Primary food sources include ungulates such as deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, as well as domestic cattle, horses and sheep, particularly in the northern part of its range.

Trivia question for Aug-04-2011

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-04-2011

They are among the smallest of the primates. Head body length of this species is 17 cm and tail length is 25 cm. Forelimbs are shorter than the hind limbs. The thumb is not opposable and the tail is not prehensile. All the finger and toe nails are like claws except for the big toe which has a flat nail.