Day 555: Tortoises and Ospreys

This afternoon, the kids came running in to tell us that a Desert Tortoise was crossing our road.  This was pretty exciting, since Desert Tortoises are a threatened species, with densities thought to be as low as ten individuals per square mile:

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Terrance, as we decided he would be called, made a run for it:

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He managed to get out of the road:

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When flies landed on his eyes, Terrance would pull back his head against his leg to get them off:

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Terrance loves salad:

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Today we also saw an Osprey flying by:

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Trish practiced her drawing:

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…and we got ready for Shabbos:

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Good Shabbos from Imperial Dunes National Recreation Area!

Day 554: High Dunes, High Winds
Day 557: Dune Flight Attempt

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