Looking up, through the leaves, into the clear blue Saturday sky.
But these leaves won't be falling this year. They are part of a metal archway leading into the Austin Nature Center.
Yesterday our grandson was in town and along with his dad we spent a couple of hours exploring the center.
Inside the visitor center they have a room full of skulls, beetles, fossils, skins.
Take a look at these antler-like objects. This months challenge. Probably not a seed pod because there is no way for the seeds to escape.They are hollow, light weight and probably some protective device on a plant or tree. Any ideas? I just spent 15 minutes on google and didn't come up with the answer.
Someone in the lab collects owls! But there are real owls to see too; barred owls, screech owls and great horned owls, all rescued from the wild. Some with broken wings others who had lost their sight. Among the rescued wild animals are red and grey foxes, raccoons, a coyote and a bobcat. There's an amphibian and reptile house and several trails.
Getting sand out of shoes after a visit to the dinosaur pit.
A helping hand to cross the creek.
And finally a yummy drink at the Austin Juice bar. A fun afternoon for children and adults alike.