Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DCP Presents “Skunks: They Make Scents”

As if they weren’t easily identified by their distinct black and white coloration, skunks also have an unmistakable odor. On March 30th at 6:30 join a Darke County Parks naturalist to learn more about these odiferous mammals. Odor is putting it kindly; skunks really stink! Of all chemical defenses that wildlife employ, the smell of skunk is most offensive. Participants will discover why these mammals smell so bad and why they are an important part of the ecosystem.

For more information about this or any other Darke County Parks program or to register, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165.

A skunk's spray is an oily liquid produced by glands under its large tail and when provoked, it can blast its foe with a foul mist that can travel as far as ten feet.

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