National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

April 30, 2021 – National Bugs Bunny Day | National Arbor Day

April 29, 2021

This Wascally Wabbit Has His Own Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame!

Welcome to April 30, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate rare hares and crazy trees. 

What’s up, Doc?  Today we celebrate one of the most famous cartoon characters - that wascally wabbit otherwise known as Bugs Bunny.  Since his debut in the 1940’s cartoon “A Wild Hare,” Bugs has appeared in more films than any other animated character and even has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Everyone knows and loves this wise-guy rabbit with the Brooklyn accent, except of course for Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd.  These guys are off plotting revenge for being the butt of all his jokes. Or maybe they’re just jealous that they don’t have their own National Days. Cue up some Looney Tunes and grab some carrots with a side of sarcasm.  It’s National Bugs Bunny Day!

The way that animals and plants adapt to their environments is truly amazing. One of the strangest cases is the Monkey Puzzle Tree from Chile, which has been around for about 200 million years. The thing that’s helped it last so long is its unique adaptation. Because it grew near volcanoes, the Monkey Puzzle Tree developed fire-resistant bark. The name comes from the fact that its branches are very spiky and would cause monkeys to pause before climbing one. Although individual trees can live up to 700 years, the species ended up on the endangered list due to logging and mining throughout the Andes Mountains. On National Arbor Day, take notice of the trees around you…no matter how unique or ordinary they may be. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.