AMNH

Mother Goose

A pair of Canada Geese welcome their new babies, goslings, at Lagarde Park pond, just next door to the Anniston Museums and Gardens. If you frequent this area, you may have noticed momma goose sitting atop a nest made of branches and feathers on the little island within the pond, with the male goose standing …

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What in the Wildlife?

Every spring, we witness wildlife waking up and exploring its surroundings. The birds nest, the deer forage, turtles cross roads, and the museum’s phone rings off the hook with wildlife questions. More often than not, wildlife is perfectly capable of caring for themselves and their young. Animals are born with natural instincts to help them …

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Winter Birding in the South

Birding or birdwatching is the activity of observing our feathered friends using sight and sound. Birds are unique creatures with entertaining behaviors and melodic songs. Simply watching them can be a fun pastime and even community participation in scientific research. Birds migrate south for the winter to seek warmer weather and food sources. Alabama contains …

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Awakening Autumn

We’re falling into a beautiful time of the year as deciduous trees paint the horizon with warm hues of reds, yellows, and oranges. The driving forces for this colorful transition are decreased daylight and lower temperatures. Plants rely on sunlight to convert energy into food through a process called photosynthesis. A key component of this process …

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Introductions

Name: Meaghan Wright Title: Educational Interpreter Degree: History BA Responsibilities: To take care of the Live Animal Building, create programs, and help our Education Director and other interpreters with developing our education department. Q1: What did you know about Anniston Museums and Gardens prior to employment? I knew quite a lot thanks to being a summer …

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Fall Fest

Six years ago, the Anniston Museums and Gardens hosted its first ever Fall Fest. Thanks to the wonderful community support and excitement from our guests, this event continues to grow. This year, we welcomed almost 600 people to our campus! Guests explored the African savannah at Anniston Museum of Natural History, practiced their espionage skills …

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Anniston Museums and Gardens receives Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant

Grant is one of 83 distributed statewide by the Alabama Humanities Alliance to help cultural organizations bounce back from the pandemic Anniston | September 9, 2021 – The Anniston Museums and Gardens has earned a $5,000 competitive Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance. This award will help make possible interactive stations at …

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Wetland Protections

A wetland is a land that is constantly or near-constantly covered in water. This includes marshes, swamps, and bogs. Vegetation adapted to living in deeply saturated soil, such as Venus flytraps and pitcher plants, are characteristic of wetland areas. In areas where water saturation is seasonal or slow-moving, the soil may support hardier plants such …

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