Inviting Bob Tarter back for a second presentation, the Guntersville Library held his special animal presentation with “Animalogy” again on Wednesday, July 14.
The library used this educational animal experience in accordance with their current summer reading program “Tails and Tales,” which represents the vibrant connection between unique wildlife and stories by showing how animals can tell their own tales through their attitude and bodies (or, how Tarter’s program described it, “How our Tails will Tell Our Tales!”)
Guests got to see captured and tamed wildlife close-up and personally while being taught on their behavior and origins by Tarter. He brought four new animals to this showcase which included a black-tailed prairie dog, a black and white tegu lizard, a red-tailed boa constrictor and a Eurasian eagle owl. Tarter carried these animals through the audience fearlessly and shared several facts about the animals’ quirks and roles in the wild. Even past their tails and their purposes, it is a belief of Animalogy that all of these aspects of animals make them so much more than just a moving cog in their respective environments; they also work to tell the animals’ profoundly intriguing stories.
Although this event was the wrap-up of the library’s animal-themed summer reading program, Tarter and the rest of the Animalogy team can be followed on their website nhecm.com or their Facebook page “Nhecm: Animalogy.”