My daughter Carrie has a very real phobia of snakes. But she likes most kinds of lizards. So I got an email from her the week before the big storm asking me if I would like to take a field trip with her to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. There was a gecko exhibit there that she didn’t want to miss. I figured, what the heck, might as well. So off we went a few days before the big storm
to view the world of geckos.
Geckos are cool little creatures. I had not been aware that there were so many varieties of them. I also didn’t know that the way they stick to things is not by suction cups but by the millions of hairs on their toes. Cool! Hairy toes…who knew??
And the Berkshire Museum is a cool little museum. I’m glad Carrie had the idea to go and we got to “discover” it together…a real “aha” moment. Thanks, Carrie!
I apologize to my little gecko friends if I mislabeled them. I tried to keep them straight.
|Madagascar Day Gecko|
|Madagascar Day Gecko...ain't he cute??|
|Gold Dust Day Gecko, also from Madagascar|
|Skunk Gecko from Australia. Love the tail!|
|Showing the different eyes, toes and skins. Inspiration for a quilt??|
|Sure wish I have more of those!|