Nature: On-Screen and Up-Close: Life: Mammals
Watch a film and then see nature in person with this program covering various nature topics.
Intelligence, warm blood and strong family bonds have made mammals the most successful group of animals on the planet: they can even survive the Antarctic winter. Here, a Weddell seal leads her pup on its first swim beneath the ice. In East Africa, a rufous sengi uses a mental map of the pathways it has cleared to outwit a chasing lizard. A young aye-aye takes four years to learn how to find and extract beetle grubs, food no other mammal can reach. Reindeer move through the Arctic tundra, making the longest overland migration of any animal. Other mammals have evolved different ways of travelling long distances: ten million fruit bats (straw-coloured fruit bats) congregate at Zambia's Kasanka swamps to gorge on fruiting trees. Mammals employ different strategies to find food. At night on the African savannah, hyenas force lions off a kill through sheer weight of numbers, whilst in the Arctic, dozens of polar bears take advantage of a bowhead whale carcass. Raising young is another important factor in mammals' success.
Learn about pelts and wintering animals from Martyn Drabik-Hamshare, Erie MetroParks naturalist.
Registration required to secure your seat in-person.
Masks are required for in-person programming.
Space is limited and will be enforced.
- Friday, March 11, 2022
- 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Library Program Room
- Sandusky Library:
- Sandusky Library