Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis Stagmomantis carolina The praying mantis is an insect found in temperate and tropical habitats worldwide, with 2400 species making up the order Mantodea. The mantis’ upper body, called the prothorax, is flexible and allows for a wide range of movement...

Marine Toad

Marine Toad Scientific Name: Bufo marinus The range of the marine toad is from northern South America through Central America, and has been introduced to other areas including Hawaii, Florida, and Australia. These toads can grow up to ten inches in width and can live...

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragons are a medium-sized lizard that generally grows to be 13-24 inches in length, including their tail.  They are named for their beard which is an expandable dewlap with spiky scales. They have a broad triangular head, round bodies, stout legs, and robust...

Bobwhite Quail

Scientific Name: Colinus virginianus. Bobwhite quail are small, ground-dwelling birds of the fowl family. Adults stand six to seven inches tall and weigh six to seven ounces. Males have a black and white striped head, while females have a brown and white striped head...

Blue and Gold Macaw

Scientific Name: Ara ararauna.  Blue and gold macaws are found in the swamps and forests of South America. Their diet includes nuts, seeds, and fruits. In the wild, macaws help promote forest growth by dropping seeds as they eat, thus spreading seeds throughout the...

White-tailed Deer

Odocoileus Virginianus  Here at SciWorks, we have two white-tailed deer living in the Forest Edge Habitat located in our Environmental Park.  Megan, a doe, was born around 2003 and Buddy, a buck, was born in 2012. Both deer were imprinted as fawns and are unable to be...