Looking back at all of my “News from the Mews” articles from 2017 is a testament to what we can accomplish in 365 days. Carson gained confidence on glove and the snakes got help shedding their skin with added humidity. We saw changes in the seasons and wildlife, from a robin boldly defending its nest in spring to tracking nighttime visitors in the snow. The birds traveled to Minnesota and visited Cable’s Fall Festival, played with new enrichment items, and received windows and skylights in their mews.
In addition to the happenings of their daily lives, our living collections taught 85 programs this year and reached a total of 2,206 visitors. With all of their hard work, I think they’ve earned a relaxing winter!