Thursday, November 12, 2015

Living Planet Aquarium 11/10/15

We go to the aquarium fairly often because we have a membership, but I don't take photos there often anymore. This time we took Callie, my niece, and met up with friends so I brought my camera along.

(A side note about memberships: Our memberships make it possible for us to visit favorite locations often, which would be impossible to afford without them. It's my favorite thing to ask for when family asks what the kids need during the gift giving holidays.)


Electric eel! There's a little touch pad that sends a shock of electricity through your fingers to show you what the eel's electricity feels like!

Comparing themselves to an anaconda.

Looking at the actual anaconda.

This guy looks like a flattened turtle with a shovel for a head... so neat!

Cass and Callie reading about shovel turtle (Not it's real name)

Amazon Giants!! My favorite!

Emie loves the rope bridge.

Gah... my kids...

This little guy is carrying a tadpole on his back to help it survive!

Callie's favorites!

Accidental selfie.

Toddler tunnels....
...or Callie tunnels.

Actual size of a Leatherback Sea Turtle.

Callie's favorite fish this trip.

What a fun day!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Owl Pellet Park

There is a park in Copperton, Utah that is home to some great horned owls. Our unschooling group made the trip out there to try and spot some owls and gather some owl pellets to dissect.

This was so cool!

 Owl friends!

 A little closer...

And closer!
 Lots of friends for Cass and the girls today, but none of the teenagers were there.

 So sleepy...

Now for finding and dissecting owl pellets!

  Tiny bones! We're pretty sure these are from mice.


After all the dissecting it was time to burn off some energy at the playground!

We found a lot of pellets so we have more to pull apart and inspect this weekend! What an amazing place!