Where does Honey, I Shrunk the Kinds Happen? My memory of the movie is rather vague. The backyard looked rather lush, but it could have been artificially watered. And I don't remember much about other landscapes seen in the movie.
IMDB has this goof listed:
Scorpions are usually desert creatures and would be a rare sight in an average family's backyard, especially if the immediate environment is a forest.
Actually some scorpions don't live in deserts as explained here.
Today, scorpions are found in virtually every terrestrial habitat, including high-elevation mountains, caves and intertidal zones, with the exception of boreal ecosystems, such as the tundra, high-altitude taiga, and the permanently snow-clad tops of some mountains.:251–252 As regards microhabitats, scorpions may be ground-dwelling, tree-living, rock-loving, or sand-loving. Some species, such as Vaejovis janssi, are versatile and found in every type of habitat in Baja California, while others occupy specialized niches such as Euscorpius carpathicus, which is endemic to the littoral zone of rivers in Romania.
The movie was filmed in Mexico, California, and British Columbia. In the sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid the family has moved to Nevada, but I don't where they moved from.
This site lists the various species of scorpion found in various US states. It claims that 30 US states have scorpions.
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Dakota (?)
And a lot of these scorpion states don't have any deserts.