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Meet Lanardo

Anniston Museums and Gardens is happy to welcome Lanardo Talley to our staff as an Educational Interpreter. Get to know him better by checking out this Q&A. Questions: Q1: What did you know about Anniston Museums and Gardens prior to employment? – Had an immense amount of knowledge beforehand solely because this museum played a …

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Rattlesnakes

There are around 30 species of rattlesnakes found in the United States. A rattlesnake is a New World (North American) viper characterized by the segmented “rattle” found at the end of its tail. These rattles are made of keratin, the same protein that makes up human hair and nails. Every time a rattlesnake sheds, the …

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Force Factory, coming to the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

The Anniston Museum of Natural History revealed its plans for a new children’s exhibit entitled Force Factory at a reception on June 10, 2021. Force Factory is the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s redesigned hands-on discovery exhibit. The museum will introduce its youngest patrons to how these forces affect the natural world, how to protect …

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Bull Shark

Carcharhinus leucas Inside Anniston Museum of Natural History’s changing exhibit hall hangs a large, intimidating bull shark. It is one of the many creatures featured in Bites, Pinches, Poisons, and Stings, Anniston Museum’s current temporary exhibit. Aside from the reptile specimens, the bull shark is one of the most misunderstood creatures featured. Sharks are the …

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Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock Conium maculatum Poison hemlock is a poisonous plant in the carrot family. Purple or red shoots are seen in the stalks and the leaves are spread in a fern-like way. Clusters of small white flowers top the stalks. Hemlock favors sunny, open areas and may be seen on roadsides, in open fields or …

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Iron Cross Blister Beetle

The iron cross blister beetle (Tegrodera aloga) is a medium-sized beetle native to North and Central America. They have bright red heads, yellow-orange bodies, and black legs. Their name comes from the dark cross-shaped markings on their wings, and the peculiar way they defend themselves. When disturbed, these beetles can crack a joint in their …

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