Saturday, June 20, 2009

MK Wildlife Center

We decided to go to the Morrison Knudsen Nature Center this week for our family date because it is educational and free (we spent enough money eating at the cheesecake factory prior to center). There is a place for kids to learn about animals, do art work, and see some taxidermy.

Talvyn got to do some animal rubbing, make animal tracks in the sand, lift up fake fish that represented the actual size and weight of the fish, look at a representation of a bear cave and see how a bat might live.

Here we did some bird watching. We saw four different kinds in about three minutes.

There were a few places like this around the center where you can see the fish swimming in the stream. It would be a trout fisherman's dream, if you could actually fish there. Dax actually looked at the fish, pointed and said, "fish."

Here are some pictures of us on our tour. On one of the bridges we saw a mink swimming around a pond by a beaver dam. We think he might have been fishing. We also saw some butterflies in the flower gardens.

This is what they envisioned as a formal garden. I liked it.

"Take my picture!"


Rita Peck said...

Looks like a great place to go.

The Sayer Family said...

FUN! Do you think you could let us know where this is at? I think our boys would really enjoy going there and we are always looking for things to do when we are in Boise for my appointments.

Heston Williams said...

Daxtyn is getting so big. I can't believe he is walking already. Time flies.