W: My favorite was the roadrunner.
J: The Greater Roadrunner.
J: Mesquite Chaparral. It was the first habitat we visited.
Me: Are you sure?
J: Yes! Then after that we saw the Hollow Tree.
W: I pushed the button that made the bird sounds. Remember, Mommy, it drove you nuts?
W: I touched all of the skins, too. I liked the fur from the fox.
J: I liked the soft furry ones. They were good to touch. We saw birds at Oak Motte and the Dry Chaparral, too. My favorite habitat was the Hollow Tree because it looked so cool to live inside the tree. It looked nice and cozy. I’d want to be a bat living in there where I could hang upside down without being scared.
W: My favorite habitat was the Mesquite Chaparral where the roadrunner was. The Hollow Tree looked nice, but I liked the Chaparral best.
J: After the habitats, we walked over to the Wild West room. I walked in and at first I thought we were just going to pass through it, but it turned out we were actually going to play in it. The Wild West room was made up of things to do in the wild west: ride a horse, take care of a calf, cook, pump water.
J: We had to be very quiet. First we had to pick a spot, wait 30 seconds and then for 2 minutes we watched. Then after that we walked 120 steps and did the same thing. We repeated that five times. We saw a total of 5 birds and heard 3 birds, but we saw a lot of dragonflies and butterflies and we heard a lot of cicadas.
J: We only got to see new places for three of them and then we walked back for the other two. I got to use my binoculars, which is always fun.
W: Okay, until next time!