This resource was created by Ellen and Ben Parker, Abigail Schmid, and Kate Reilly.
During the month of October, we will explore the world of NJ’s creepy-crawly fauna and flora and things that go bump, squawk, grunt, (or even stay silent) in the night and day!
Also, remember to check out Duke Farms Eventbrite for a wide array of virtual programs to learn more about NJ’s best bears, bats, bobcats, beautiful amphibians, reptiles, as well as other important oozy critters and the concern about climate change’s already negative impact on their future.
As we open the door to October…
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many and quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more.”
Remember this poem?
Maybe this is who is knocking at your door to welcome you to the Duke Farms Virtual Creature Fest!
If you checked out our resource on NJ's native bats, let's put that knowledge to use and do some bat math. In this activity, use your math skills to compare the weight of bats to common household items and measure how much a bat eats. Math is a great way to put numbers into perspective for learners - for example, one eastern small-footed myotis bat weighs around the same as two pennies!