Monday, June 29, 2009

Birds and Bees at the zoo

There's an awesome new summer exhibit at the zoo. It's in the old butterfly space, but this year they have birds there instead. You're given a dowel with some seed clipped to it, and the rainbow colored parakeets come and sit right in front of your face and peck at the seed. There are about 500 of them in there, and it's an amazing site as they all rush back in forth in the air together. You can also see into a honeybee nest and watch the bees come go back and forth from the hive into the outdoor gardern by way of a clear tube. As they come back in, you can see the pollen on their legs. This is an exhibit to please all ages, so take your kids, grandkids, friends' kids, whatever kids you have access to, and have a great time.

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