About twenty miles south of our house you can find some pretty impressive mastodon remains right where they were discovered. E and her dad spent their day off yesterday hiking around and checking them out. This has been on our list of things to do since she read the story Buried in the Backyard and the kids in the story unearthed a woolly mammoth skeleton while trying to excavate for a swimming pool. They arrived at the site twenty minutes after it opened, and since most kids are in school already, they had the place all to themselves.
After enjoying a mastodon-inspired lunch, they headed over to the insectarium to look at some much smaller creatures. Most of the photos from this half of the day involve a look that seems to be a cross between fascination and repulsion. My sentiments exactly.