Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

I had free tickets to the Desert Museum, so I took the little girl I nanny there. It's a zoo/museum/botanical garden. My favorite part is the Hummingbird Aviary. It's neat to be so close to such little birds.

Hummingbird

The Desert Museum is full of animals, all of which you can find in the Sonoran Desert. No zebras or tigers here! The parrots leave me a little puzzled though. They were on display, but I don't believe there are any here in the desert... It was a very out of place animal display. If I didn't have a baby with me I might have been able to pay more attention to signage. It will remain a mystery until I make it back for another visit.

meeoowww!
rRaawrrr!
Man, I wish I had a better lens.

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P.S. Coyotes really like cookies.

If you happen to be in town visiting, I'd definitely recommend the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as a place to visit. Even more so if you've never been to the desert! It's sandwiched right between Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park, the drive there alone is beautiful!

5 comments:

  1. OK - so now you tell me there is a Desert Museum, as well as actual deserts to visit!!!!

    Love that hummingbird - amazing colours.

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  2. That coyote sign is hilarious. Were people really feeding coyotes cookies from their hand? Funny.

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  3. I love hummingbirds. I see them in our yard and am alway amazed. They are so quick! Unfortunatley I also see coyotes! Dont' like them so much.

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  4. ..and mountain lions like to eat little girls!

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