Sunday, February 15, 2009

Massabesic Audubon hike

Massabesic Audubon

On Sunday my friends and I visited the Massabesic Audubon in NH. A very friendly place! We were offered free coffee, hot cocoa, homemade fudge and cookies as we entered the building.

They have several animals on site who were rescued and are not candidates to go back into the wild - a raven that had been injured, and an owl who was really sleepy. We were told she is more lively at night... They have two turtles named Slowvski - named after the Comcast comercial with the turtles and a snapping turtle named Rita named after an Audubon worker's Mother-in-law. Whew!

We took a super hike on one of the trails. It was a bit slippery walking because the snow on the trails had been packed down. It wasn't really cold, and I enjoyed seeing the reservoir.

At one point I turned and thought there was a wolf, but it was a German Shepard taking a walk with his human family. He did startle me for a moment. There were a lot of people on snow shoes, too. Here are more photos of our Audubon experience...

As we were leaving the audubon I saw a car in the parking lot with this license plate. So, of course I had to snap it....

Saturday Afternoon activity - Oasis in space

On Valentine's Day we went to a show at the Crista McAuliffe Planetarium, in NH

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Oasis The show - Oasis in Space, takes you on a journey through the solar system as you gaze upon beautiful images of the planets and their satellites. Your exploration starts on Earth, with its vast oceans that make life possible. One by one, you’ll fly by the other planets and their moons, learning about their characteristics, such as atmosphere, temperature, and composition. Is there life somewhere out there? Do all of the favorable conditions for life exist elsewhere? See why the search for water is a key to answering these questions and why our own Planet Earth is truly an “oasis in space”. [Oasis in Space] Location: Theater Dome

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