Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beauty and the Beast

While the greater part of the exhibit is on the Flint River, there were exhibits that showed other rivers, as well as some sea life.

These are piranhas. Thank goodness we don't have them in our rivers. I did not remember them  appearing to have glitter on their scales.


It reminds me of the story of the Rainbow Fish who shares his shiny scales with other fish.


The arc in the background of the top picture is part of a large globe that shows areas of heavy rainfall.

There was a small exhibit of the desert-dwelling Gila monster. I found this guy fascinating. I love the colors and patterns of it. It moved very slowly.



The texture of its skin was just so cool. It probably has to do with just that---staying cool.


This one also has a real dinosaur appearance.

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