The Living Desert Zoo at Carlsbad is a worthwhile stop if it's not hot. The zoo is all outside and it's over a mile and has a climb to it.

They only have plants and animals from the desert area, which was really nice!


More non-blueberries


They had lots of animals, I just don't like taking photos through cage wire


we camped at that lake way off in the distance!


eeee! I want this in my yard!


free agent!


Desert willow


Carrion flowers


Nothing in the desert wants to be touched.

Guess what was in the bird area? Freaking Canada Poose. I hate those birds!

Ben has a similar dislike for prickly pear as he came over sighing that the map showing where they grew in the US was totally purple. I guess he imagined a little cabin in Maine where no wild cacti might take root.

Camping Out