Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New at the NC Zoo!

Some really nice happenings are going on! First we have a new gazebo located right before the black bear exhibit. They have these all over the Miami Metro Zoo and are needed there for the rain showers that pop up so regularly. They make a great place to stop, rest and watch the visitors go by!
Next is the new Honey bee exhibit, don't know how it is going to work but they have done an outstanding job of design.
And finally my least favorite of the new happenings, it's the giraffe feeding station. My biggest grip is that it has broken up the beautiful scenery and protrudes out too far. (maybe when the landscaping is complete and grows it will hide this!)
The zoo was crowded, especially for a Monday and HOT (how hot was it?). Most of the animals that were out were laying about and not very active but who can blame them!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dave and Willy and Me!

So this has been a very up and down week. It started with a funeral for a Volunteer from the zoo, a dear friend who I had known since the start of my volunteering days.
When I was looking through my emails on Sunday I noticed a very interesting one. It was from Dave Matthews agent wanting to use a drawing of one of my photos! It will be included in a collage on the liner notes. Dave's agent set up a meeting for us this week in Raleigh! It was just luck that he was in North Carolina, It was great meeting him and I got to enjoy a fantastic concert! I am somewhat embarrassed that I knew very little about Dave or his band. I did learn from him that he really likes this photo, that he is the artist and that he is a very nice person! A wonderful time that night!
The rest of my week was filled in with yard work and house work!
I MUST get to the zoo soon, I am having withdrawals! It has been almost 2 weeks since I last saw my bears!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Introducing Aquila!

Early morning light
Aquila came back to the NC Zoo after a 7 year absence. He left to make way for Wilhelm in 2002.
Aquila was one of the first bears we had on exhibit in the Rocky Coast along with a brother and a sister. He was returned to his birthplace at Louisville Kentucky and was then moved to the Cleveland Zoo when Louisville's exhibit was being modernized. Happily he has returned to North Carolina!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meet Willy the Polar Bear!

"You're not going to see OTHER animals, are you?" (return of HWW!)For those of you that know me, Willy is one of my favorite bears! You will see plenty of photos of him here along with many other bears!
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