When Animal Keeper Ginger Paschall learned that the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo would be acquiring a flock of chickens, the story of New England folk hero Nancy Luce, the Chicken Lady of Martha’s Vineyard, promptly came to mind.
Cooler temperatures and less daylight mean most of us will be hunkering down with movies, books, and puzzles until spring. Many animals have more intense strategies for chilling out during the winter months.
The past year has been a roller coaster ride for everyone—wildlife included. In addition to the challenges of the pandemic, wildfires added unexpected twists to what was generally an exceptional year for the mountain yellow-legged frog (MYLF) conservation program.