Super Summer Saturdays Last weekend we enjoyed a hands-on reptilian learning experience during our Sensational Snakes program. Join us again tomorrow, July 30, for our grand finale Super Summer Saturday program for 2011. Local favorite, the Banana Slug String Band, will join us for a fun-filled performance highlighting the animals of our temporary exhibit: Endangered Neighbors. Two shows- 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.Free valet bike parking by People Power. Admission is FREE for all children (must be accompanied by an adult) and kids ages 6+ are welcome to stop by the arts and craft table. This show will be outside in the amphitheater, so bring your friends and family and come on down to move and groove with The Banana Slug String Band.
Birds of a Feather will be on display at the Santa Cruz County Bank through September 30, and features artists such as Endangered Neighbors photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht. Birds of a Feather focuses on the varied habits and habitats of birds on the Central Coast, and pays tribute to the area’s Monterey Bay Birding Festival in September. Rendering their beauty and illusive flight, seven artists observe birds through original prints, paintings, photographs, encaustic and assemblage. Don’t miss the opening reception on Wednesday, August 3 from 5-7 at 595 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville.
Wildlife on the Spot Earlier this week Museum staff member Deb McArthur spotted this beautiful garter snake on the garden path behind the Museum as she was riding her bike home for the day. Luckily she had her camera handy and was able to get some photos. It’s another great example of the diversity of local wildlife that can be found enjoying our Garden Learning Center. Come visit the garden and see what you can see! Read more about some of Deb’s other wildlife observations in her most recent Nature Connection column in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.