Saturday, November 27, 2021
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Celebrate the Health of Your Skeleton Butterfly LadyBy Colleen Hook, Executive Director, Quinta Mazatlán

With Halloween season, spooky skeletons are seen everywhere except at Quinta Mazatlán. The opening of the Sticks and Bones Trail shows the not-so-spooky side of skeletons. Visit this outdoor educational exhibit through the woods, open through November 14. Visitors will learn through signage, fun outdoor exhibits, and a scavenger hunt sheet. Remember your small gift bag upon completing the hunt and remember to dress for the season and laugh outdoors.


Do you know how to make a skeleton laugh?

The Sticks and Bones Trail begins with health tips on ways to strengthen your bones. Upon entering the Thornforest, enjoy meeting the Invertebrates with a photo opportunity with Spiderman. Travel down the trail and meet the five vertebrate families featuring the reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish and birds. Be surprised along the way with some of our guest star skeletons including Willie Nelson, Jack Skellington, Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf, Waldo, Batman and more.Celebrate the Health of Your calavera sculpture SHES SMILING

Enjoy beautiful skull art outdoors along the trail. Take a picture with the larger than life calavera sculpture created by artist Rene Lopez, titled “She’s Smiling”. Enjoy another grand photo opportunity with the “Butterfly Lady” created by artist Cele Castillo. Quinta Mazatlán would also like to recognize our exhibit partners including Video Artist-Jaime Villarreal, Free Style Dance Artist-Wavy Chico and McAllen Public Utility for providing the awesome gift bags for the kids.

The Sticks and Bones Trail is up through November 14 during park hours, Tuesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday nights until 7:30 p.m. Follow Quinta Mazatlán on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @QuintaMazatlan to learn more about programs and our natural and cultural heritage in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information, please call (956) 681-3370 and thank you for keeping our community safe by following health and well-being practices in the park.

CAPTION: The Sticks and Bones Trail at Quinta Mazatlán features amazing Valley artists. Cele Castillo created the “Butterfly Lady” in honor of the Fall Monarch Migration. Rene Lopez created “She’s Smiling” in honor of Dia de Muertos. The outdoor educational trail will be up through November 14 at Quinta Mazatlán in McAllen, Texas.

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