The Mild, Mild West
For this book my husband and I visited old ghost towns and I researched the accurate kind of vegetation, animal life and terrain in the region. My favorite characters were the quail. I took their appearance, features and habits from research on real quail. Of course, I haven’t met one that speaks yet…but I’m still hoping.
Did you know that at night quail will often nestle on the ground in a close-packed circle, with all the quail facing outward? They can watch for predators coming from every direction.
Educational subjects to study with your child for The Mild, Mild West: Study the Wild West history, old western ghost towns, a quail’s life and the vegetation, terrain & animal life around a western town. Contrast this with other areas on our planet and how different the animal life, terrain and vegetation is in each of these regions.