How much do YOU know about armadillos?

I can’t say that I’d ever given this common roadkill much thought before last week, when my daughter and I went to the Houston Arboretum’s weekly Tyke Hike.  I got as much pleasure as I could from being outside in the humid 86-degree weather (are you quite sure it’s really November?) with 20 toddlers and their caregivers.  It was fun to learn some facts about armadillos though!

(This one is plastic, don’t worry.)


My daughter was right in telling me that it’s not nice to say, but I still can’t get over just how ugly these guys are! Even the little babies.  Sigh.  Sorry to any armadillo lovers out there.

Actual armadillo hideout





Pretending to be little                                                           armadillos/foraging for insects







I highly recommend checking this place out. 155 acres (5 miles of walking trails) in the middle of Houston is really something.  I can’t believe I’d never been before last week. After our “hike,” my daughter and I played in the Discovery Room for over an hour, playing with puzzles and manipulatives to learn about frogs, butterflies, and animals.


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