Roxaboxen Roxaboxen is an imaginary place in Yuma, AZ where children build a town of boxes, rocks and desert glass. Written by Alice McLerran and Illustrated by Barbara Cooney This sign marks the entrance to Roxaboxen Park in Yuma, AZ .
Biomes Information about Biomes was taken from this site . Also see Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework , page 30. Freshwater: lakes and rivers Marine: oceans and coral reefs Forest: tropical and temperate Grasslands: savanna Tundra: artic and alpine Desert: <10” rain/year There are six main biomes. Each supports different types of plants and animals. Biomes are large areas of environments that share the same general climate of temperature and rainfall.
“ A cactus absorbs water and then keeps it. The cactus swells while keeping the water.”
Kenna learned: “ The saguaro catcus can grow very tall and live 150 years.” Mabry learned: “The roadrunner will eat snakes but won’t eat a horny lizard.”
Plants and Animals of Arizona’s Desert Plants and Animals of SC’s Forest Compare Biomes K: Horned lizard K: Sidewinders CG: Gila Monster M: Jackrabbit and cactus CG: small cacti K: baby saguaro cactus with nurser tree CG: pinecone M: tree with holes for rabbits and birds K: tree with opossum CG: evergreen bush
The Bible mentions many events set in the deserts of current day Africa and the Middle East. Can you name a few? "Moses Praying" (1922) by J.H. Hartley Can you think of other people in the Bible that lived in the desert?
Pictures from our studies Desert Scene with watercolors by Cayli Grace Mabry with nesting dolls and her Roxaboxen made from seashells