Tortoises and Wildflowers to be featured at next Children’s Hour
When desert tortoises wake up from their winter hibernation they are very hungry for plants. Out of their burrows they come to find wild flowers, leaves, and stems – all things vegetable. On flex Friday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the children will learn about the tortoise and wildflower connection through educational and fun stories, songs, and crafts.
At the Discovery Table they can see and touch the puzzle-like scutes of the shell and study up-close two prepared and mounted tortoises. The wildflowers that the tortoises love to eat and that we all are enjoying this spring will reveal amazing details with the aid of magnifying glasses.