Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A day at Sonora Desert Museum
Spring has sprung in the desert!
(So has allergy season)
We spent a wonderful day out in the beautiful crisp Arizona weather. On Saturday a cold spell come through so the temperatures were a little cool for me, but it was a wonderful experience. The day was filled with natural hiking walks, cactus gardens, animals local to AZ, and watching the Raptors in flight.
I have heard nothing but wonderful things of Sonora Desert Museum, and wanted to take our friends visiting from TN. This was the first time their children had seen the desert and they wanted them to see some of the wildlife up close. I was pleasantly surprised with our experience! We saw Big-horned sheep, raptor birds, beavers, otters, brown bear, wolves, coyotes, rattle snakes, Gila monsters, prairie dogs, deer, mountain lion, bobcat, roadrunners, javelins, frogs, and more. All animals where in natural habitats and still easy to see. All throughout the park you could see not only animals but plant life special to Arizona. My favorites were the cactus and hummingbird gardens. When we got to the Museum, we picked up our "Tracking Animals Guide" for kids. This was filled with cool facts, information, and a place to stamp the footprint of the animals that were located throughout the park. This was kind of a search at every habitat to see if there was a stamp featured. Over all the day was fun filled and I can't wait to go back.
This was so much fun looking for all the stamp locations. It was confusing at times because the stamp featured at the location was not always the print of the animal exhibit. The kids had to so some investigating.
We never leave anywhere with out fruits, vegetables, and crackers. The kids need constant energy recharged.
In the cactus garden was a "creeping devil". Never seen this before, but very cool.
For more information visit Sonora Desert Museum online.