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Walking Trip to the Berkshire Museum

hog nosed snake MaddyI took my classes to a walking trip to the Berkshire Museum. They had an ecology scavenger hunt assignment, but they also had a chance to learn how to handle some of the animals.
blue tongued skink Sam

Blue-Tongued Skink

skinks breathing

Listening to the blood circulate through the skink’s body.

Our class had a visitor from the Berkshire Museum. John from the aquarium brought in the blue-tongued skink.

The blue-tongued skinks are omnivores. In the wild their diet consists of bugs, snails, ants and whatever else they can find. They also eat plants. Blue- tongue skinks are reptiles. They maintain body temperature by using their environment. They sleep with their eyes closed and breaths air in through lungs.

–Written by Talia