Thursday, August 1, 2013

Meeting Marigold at the Library

Photo by Evan Brandt
Marigold the opossum, bottom, looks for snacks during a visit Wednesday to the Pottstown Regional Public Library.

During these warm summer days, you never know what you might find when you walk into the Pottstown
Regional Public Library.

Wednesday morning, it was a presented from the Academy of Natural Sciences who brought a friend named Marigold for the children to meet.

The children were taught that the opossum is North America's only marsupial and that they have adapted well to cities like Philadelphia because.

1) They are nocturnal and sleep during the day.

2) There are lots of places to hide during the day.

3)) It is slightly warmer in the city than outside the city.

3) There are plenty of food sources, including garbage.

This is just one of many summer programs the library runs both on and off-site.

Earlier this month, we brought you this post of a program the library ran at a summer camp at Ringing Rocks Elementary School.

At the building, the Science in the Summer program, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline recently wrapped up.

Click here to see Mercury photos of the program.

There are still programs running in August. You can click here for a link to the complete library list.

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