Animal of the week Garden Snail

The Trail of the Garden Snail

Snails have always been one of those animals that have fascinated children for years. As a child my grandma would save any plastic jars or deli cups she had so that I could come over to her house and hunt for snails. The little inverts make beautiful shells that have 4-5 whorls, and they live…

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The Squadcast – Episode 7: Timbuktu, The Frog from Pinocchio

This episode our radio safari brings Ravmon & Mychal to a plethora of topics. Flamingos, Pinocchio, and more all sneak their way onto the agenda. Mychal gives her review of the Detective Pikachu movie, and the similarities to our real world animals, while Ravmon talks about the trailer for a new video game that has…

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle That Trash!

What’s up Defenders? Like me, you probably love animals and want them to have healthy habitats on this planet for future generations. Well, it’s time to get serious about waste management. There are almost 8 billion people on this planet! Every day, Americans average 4.5 pounds of trash per person. With over 320 million people…

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Animal of the Week Spotted Hyena

The SpottieOttieDopalicious Hyena

To start off the summer month of June, we’ve got a real treat for our Animal of the week. This time we’ve got the wonderful Spotted Hyena, a hunting & scavenging mammal found in Africa. In fact, they are the most common found large carnivore in Africa, in part due to their opportunistic feeding habits….

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Animal of the Week Egyptian Cobra

The Venomous Egyptian Cobra

Coming up this time on our Animal of the Week schedule is the Egyptian Cobra. Everyone knows cobras because of their awesome defense posture! You know, when they stand up tall and flatten out their necks into a hood shape and hiss while lunging at their attackers. Egyptian Cobras are one of the largest species…

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Take A Hike!

The days are growing longer, the sun is hotter, the bees are buzzing, and animals of all shapes and sizes, from invertebrates to birds and reptiles, are out in abundance. There’s no doubt about it, winter came and went and now Spring has sprung! This past winter brought a lot of rain and wet weather…

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Animal of the week leatherback sea turtle

We Love the Leatherback Sea Turtle!

Some of the world’s oceans are patrolled by the mighty but gentle giants that police the out of control jellyfish populations. They have armor that will stop the majority of sharks in their current tracks… Haha, get it? “current” tracks! Nevermind, let’s continue. These animals can hold their breath for incredible lengths of time. They…

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The Squadcast – Episode 6: Platypuses & Phobias

Mychal is very excited in this week’s episode, as our Animal of the Week is her favorite. The Duck Billed Platypus kicks off our discussion before we check back in on news of the crazy looking Sonic. To wrap things up, Ravmon & Mychal take a trip down fear street going over some of the…

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Bees Scare Me! What Can I Do?

Bzzzz! Springtime is really a magical time of year. After a cold and rainy winter, the grass is growing, animals are gathering, and flowers are blooming! With the return of the flowers, comes the return of the pollinators as their habitats flourish. There is no greater pollinator on Earth than the honey bee, but this…

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The Squadcast – Episode 5: Sonic Looks Creepy

For the 5th episode of The Squadcast our Animal of the Week brings us to the desert. The six-banded armadillo isn’t capable of rolling up in a ball, but they still have some super cool traits! All this talk of balled up animals gets Ravmon & Mychal on the topic of the Sonic the Hedgehog…

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