Elfin Forest

... is an amazing nature preserve here in San Diego and a favorite spot for hikers, families and mountain bikers alike.

There is also a rich interactive center with taxidermy of our local wildlife, books, and videos about the reserve's inhabitants and a docent who explains everything you ever wanted to know about our local flora and fauna.

There are also... owl pellets (puke) to pour over.  Here's Willa finding a mouse skull in a fresh owl pellet.

The instructional manual:

You can then take what you find over to a microscope which projects the image onto this large monitor, like so:

Then you can go enjoy the hills and streams.  How funny is this gif?  

Happy hiking!  xo


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