Thursday, March 12, 2009

A day at the Desert Museum

The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is unlike any other museum in the world...... it's part park, zoo, museum, and botanical garden. And there's no place better to learn about the desert ecosystem than here.

Rapture Free Flight program

Raptors are birds that eat live prey and also have excellent vision, sharp talons or toenails, and hooked or curved beaks. Raptors included in the flight program are Harris' Hawks, Ferruginous Hawks, Gray Hawks, Barn Owls, Great Horned Owls, and Prairie Falcons. Other birds that are included in the Raptor Free Flight are Chihuahuan Ravens and Greater Roadrunners.

Prairie Dog (Ada's favorite)

resident Bobcat


dAwN said...

my favorite museum in the whole world! I love it there. Did you take that photo of the Bobca? awesome..
did u get your free tea or coffee?

Arizona Girl said...

Actually, this is the resident Bobcat at Heritage Highlands where we live. He's followed/tracked us home a few times when we've been out walking and I have gotten pictures of him in the wash in the back yard. Those two cats at the Desert Museum are never off that ledge and it's difficult to get a good shot/picture.