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SW trip part 2


On my first full day in the SW we visited the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. This is an amazing place to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the Sonoran Desert and it was high on my list of must-see destinations on this trip. We were there about five hours and could have easily spent two days exploring all the nooks and crannies of the place. There are exhibits of animals of various habitats – including aquatic animals, plants and how they cope with the desert climate, raptor flights, and so on. They had just started a raptor flight when we arrived so we saw a number of trained hawks and owls. I was surprised by the number of hummingbird species. They had their own aviary. I wish there’d been a docent there to help me identify all of them. I’ve tried to guess and I think I got the males right but the females, I just don’t know.

If you’re ever in the Tucson area, it’s well worth the time to see the Desert Museum.


  1. Hi Teri, I continue to love your posts and photos. Mac & I were just in Tucson a few weeks ago visiting with his brother & family & other friends. We always go to the Desert Museum – it is our favorite! hope to see you soon again. ~frauke

    • Thanks Frauke. Oh yes, it’s a wonderful place. If I lived there, I’d certainly become a member.

  2. What fun. I missed it… xo

  3. Teri: Was wondering if you already took this SW trip. The Desert Museum IS fantastic. We used to go there when we did our “winter AZ” vacations (too many moons ago).

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