Check out this week’s featured specimen!
(Pictured below, really close up!)

Photo: N. Sincero © California Academy of Sciences.

Can you guess what it is? Here are some hints:

  • This specimen is native to Mexico and Central America but can now be found on every continent except for Antarctica.
  • Different types of this specimen can be from 3 ft (0.9 m) to 20 ft (6 m) tall.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, Nov. 20th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you're right and to learn more about this specimen. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 - 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.

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