Tag: Virginia opossum

  • Quarry Farm Friday starring Angus the Virginia Opossum

    Today’s “Quarry Farm Fridays with the Bluffton Public Library” featured North America’s marsupial. Angus the Virginia Opossum is our resident education ambassador for his kind.

    Read more

  • No pictures, please

    As Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton so eloquently said regarding the present pandemic, we humans are waking up to life. While we blink sleep from our eyes, life goes on around us. Here on The Quarry Farm, bush honeysuckle whacking is a means to social-distance ourselves during Ohio’s StayHome proclamation. At this […]

    Read more

  • A Spring packed with programs

    The Spring 2017 newsletter is chock-full of information, including three-months packed with upcoming programs. Click on the cover and read for yourself. See you on the trails, in the libraries, and in the parks.

    Read more

  • Winter 2017 News

    Download the Winter 2017 newsletter by clicking on the cover on the left. There are two big walks–one to count birds for the international effort and a winter walk under a sky full of stars. Hope to see you in the Seitz Family Pavilion before each program.

    Read more

  • Who’s in this name?

    Outside is frozen again. The morass of Boxing Day mud and not-mud is navigable on the farm animal sanctuary. We need some snow to make it all pretty again, and to keep Cranberry Run flowing. The little creek, reduced to sparse puddles during this dry summer, is on the move enough to water wildlife, but […]

    Read more

  • Captain John Smith (2014-2015)

    The overwhelming downside to establishing relationships is the inevitable loss and grief that accompanies them. Sometimes, when we’re lucky, we can postpone that inevitability for decades. Other times…well, we take what we can get and are simply grateful for it. So it is with Captain John Smith and we are, indeed, grateful. Our friend, Kim […]

    Read more

  • A long week with not enough time

    Beginning with an 11 a.m. appointment with a room full of children and a few adults at the main branch in Ottawa, we visited every Putnam County District Library location in the county. In this case, “we” is not a royal “we” but rather two humans, a middle-aged Virginia opossum and a bucket of freshwater macroinvertebrates. […]

    Read more

  • Pause here for P-G

    Before we continue along the trail in a search of wildflowers and wild mushrooms, let’s take a moment to highlight a Friday adventure that we shared with the third grade class from Pandora-Gilboa Elementary School. Although the school is just around a few corners from The Quarry Farm, this is the first time a class […]

    Read more

  • Christmas readings with Captain John

    One animal stayed outside in the winter snow to clean up after everyone else who snuggled inside the mitten. That’s what third grade students in Mrs. Arthur’s class at Pandora-Gilboa Elementary School found out this week when one class member invited Steve to read a story to his class. As a holiday treat, with language […]

    Read more

  • so that’s what you call him…

    The Quarry Farm is pleased to introduce Captain John Smith. Thanks, Kim, for the suggestion, and thanks to everyone who offered up a recommendation. There were several that made the cut, but this, by far, was our favorite. Want to know why? Just follow the link:  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/issues/2014/jan-feb/young-naturalists.html

    Read more