Monday, October 20, 2008

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a nature park, located west of Tuscon. The park includes various short trails, gardens, exhibits and sculptures such as this coyote sculpture. While you tour the loop trails, you may want to side-step into the earth science limestone cave with mineral displays, the underwater beaver and otter viewing tunnel in the riparian corridor, or the walk-in aviary. To study succulents and other plants, visit the cactus garden, the agave garden, the pollination gardens, and the desert grassland area. The park offers a rare opportunity to explore underground life of snakes, prairie dogs, owls, scorpions and tarantulas, safely tucked behind glass. Other wildlife in the park includes white-tailed deer, bighorn sheep, a mountain lion, Mexican wolves and real coyotes not far from where the coyote sculpture is.

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