Monday, April 19, 2010

Love Your Mother - Celebrate Earth Day with Us!!

Earth Day is this week! What better way to express your love of nature than through art? Art and Nature are linked, you can't have one without the other. This Friday, we plan to show you that link with our Celebration of Earth Day from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The gallery will be filled with amazing art reflecting our natural world, and we have partnered with 1000 Friends of Florida, the Lake Worth Tree Board, and the Oceanside Green Market for the evening. We'll be giving way trees, wildflower seeds, and great information about how you can help preserve our natural world.

This evening is brought to you courtesy of Gallery artists Karen McGovern, Karen Windchild, Edith-Perla Smith and Tracy Rosof-Peterson.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mico the Mighty Marmoset Takes Over the Web!!

Our resident, famous pygmy marmoset, Mico, has become quite popular these days. He's met hundreds of RSCF visitors and has quite a fan-base. In fact, he now has his own Facebook page! Please take a moment to visit his page and "friend" him. Our goal is to become the monkey with the most friends on Facebook! Be sure to read his profile to find out just how Mico came to be such a famous character.

Besides Facebook, Mico also has his own on-line retail store hosted by Zazzle. Here you can find T-Shirts and sweatshirts, notecards, even a scateboard all with Mico's image! He even has his own postage stamp! RSCF recieves a portion of every sale, so please visit the store--you'll find great one-of-a-kind gifts and support RSCF's wildlife conservation programs while you shop!

Photo Op!

Thought you might enjoy some new photos from around the Farm. Spring is here, and all the critters are very happy to welcome the warmer weather. This past winter was the longest and coldest in many years. We are so glad to see longer, warmer days! We've been busy, planting trees and sprucing up the property. The aviary is especially active right now, with the Red-browed Amazon parrots beginning their breeding season. We check nest-boxes for eggs every morning--tricky business, because not only might there be eggs in the box, but also a very angry parrot! We then artificially incubate the eggs, and in 26 to 28 short days a chick hatches! We'll keep you posted....

We also have a new addition to our bongo herd. Last month a new baby was born with a very unusual stripe pattern near his rear. This squiggly line has earned him the name "Doodle". He's a very fiesty young bull and already running with the big boys.