The hot summer weather causes us all to look for ways to stay cool. Animals are no different! When the weather gets too hot, reptiles and amphibians will estivate. Estivation is similar to hibernation, only it’s done in the summer time to keep cool and survive extremely hot temperatures. Animals that estivate will wait out the hot weather and come out again when it’s cooler and resources are more plentiful. This Second Saturdays we looked at the animals in the Riverside area that estivate. Visitors were invited to learn about estivating animals and make crafts.
If you missed this fun event, don’t worry! There’s another one right around the corner! Next month we’ll be talking about the decomposed granite rocks in the park!