We headed out today away from the beach and in to the forest to find a little frog who is not native to Hawaii but was introduced from Cuba. These little amphibians are not east to find, but we were lucky and discovered a few.
- These little frogs are only about an inch long.
- They are carnivores. They eat ants, mites and spiders.
- They lay their eggs in a membrane casing that the leave under logs or leaves.
- They pass through their tadpole stage while in their eggs. When they are born they are frogs.
- Their eyes are red.
These little frogs are so cute! But then again, aren’t they all!
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Say Hello to Our Stinky Friend
The Salamander Woods are home to another night time creature- the spotted skunk! You heard it here folks, not all skunks are striped- some are spotty! We’re going to learn more about them this evening as we roast marshmallows at the campfire!
Spotted Skunk Fun Facts:
- These skunks are not very big, only about 21 inches long with tail. They only weigh around 1 1/2 pounds!
- They are part of the mustelid family, which include weasels, otters and badgers.
- Spotted skunks are considered to be the most active of all the skunks.
- They live underground or in trees.
- These little stinkers stomp their feet before spraying a predator. They then do a handstand to get the best shot at shooting their prey with extra stinky spray.
- They are omnivores.
We sure are glad the family of skunks here at camp are friendly. We would hate it if one of our campers was sprayed. Luckily we have a solitary tent for those who make get it! Hahahaha!
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High Flying Crafts!
We’re heading to the craft tent for the first time this summer! Woohoo! We’re making flying squirrel magnets!
- pattern (at bottom)
- tan felt
- brown marker
- Print and cut out pattern.
- Draw pattern on felt and cut out.
- Put magnets and glue on one of the pieces.
- Put together the two pieces.
- Draw face and markings on your squirrel.
Don’t forget to hang your squirrel! And show us your craft on Facebook, Twitter or tag us on Instagram!
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