Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pancakes and Pollinators

Family night at the zoo was filled with
fun and education with
Pancakes and Pollinators.

Long tables were set up showing the importance of

Plants That Pollinators Love

Two of my favorites: Lantana and Lavender.


Kids had fun having their face painted and playing games.
Two beautiful tiger sisters and one handsome brother snake.

Screech Owl

Some of the Animal Ambassadors were out and about.
This is an Eastern Screech Owl.
He looks like a tiny tree!
Great camouflage.

Screech Owl

Most of the Animal Ambassadors 
have been injured in some way
and can not be released into the wild.
The zoo gives these animals a home and uses them for 
educational purposes.

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle


In some ways, this gentleman is an Animal Ambassador, too.
He is one of the official photographers at the zoo.
We were laughing taking pictures of each other, taking pictures of each other! 

Can't leave out a mention of the menu.
Fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, potatoes,
chicken nuggets and
shrimp and grits.

Pancakes and Pollinators


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Love the owl! Beautiful photos - have a great day!

Tom said...

...looks like a fun time!

Jill Foley said...

looks like a fun zoo visit!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great photos! I enjoyed them all!

XmasDolly said...

Hi! Well, this looks like a fun day with the kiddies! I betcha they had a blast especially getting painted faces! It's nice the photographer played along and you two had a good laugh!!! Love, love, love the owls. I agree a great camouflage for that one owl, huh!!! Have a great day!

Michelle said...

This looks like a good time and those are three cute kids!

Chris Lally said...

What fun! Sounds like the perfect day.
Great post.

betty-NZ said...

It's a shame they can't live wild but then they are a great way for people to learn about the birds. Great images.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a fun time at the zoo. love the kiddie with the painted faces. The owl is adorable. Happy Friday, enjoy your day!

Cathy Keller said...

I did enjoy your post! It looks like you had a grand time! The screech owl is a handsome creature, isn't he? Wishing you a wonderful weekend1

A Colorful World said...

What a wonderful event! Loved the owl and eagle close-ups! I am hoping to attract lots of pollinators this year!

Jeanie said...

What fun! Oh, I love those happy little kid faces!

Adam said...

cute event

Beth Niquette said...

Hello, sweet Snap! I LOVED this blog entry! :D Blessings and joy to you, my Friend.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a wonderful adventure - lots to learn and to enjoy. Happy weekend.

Nikki-ann said...

Sounds like a great place to visit. Loving the photos, especially the owl ones! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the children's face paint and that cute little owl! Owls do have such wonderful camouflage. I wish I had that photographer's big camera---he must get some amazing close ups.

Pondside said...

What a wonderful day that must have been. We don't have a zoo here (apart from a petting zoo) but when the grandchildren are old enough we'll head to the mainland for a visit to a big zoo.
That little Eastern Screech owl is gorgeous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The kids are so cute! I would have been tempted to get my face painted too! lol LOVE the little owl! I would love to see one in the wild. Hugs!

Lorrie said...

The kids look pleased with their face paints. And the owl's expression is adorable. I'm glad they are being looked after there in the zoo if they can't survive in the wild. Sounds like a fun day out for you.

Sarah said...

What a fun time! I always tought a unit on owls and found these birds so interesting.

Coastal Ripples said...

What a great time you must have had. I love the face paints and the owls:). B x

Maggie said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful event to attend, the face painting is amazing and the tiny owl is adorable, thanks for sharing this lovely day with us at MM this week.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fun time! The kids are so cute in their face paint . It’s wonderful to witness first hand the good work the zoo does .

Jill Harrison said...

Looks like everyone was having a fun time at the zoo. Enjoy your week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Looks like a great time! The screech owl does look like a tiny tree. The menu sounds wonderful, too!

Katie Mansfield said...

That owl is too cute. The kids look like they had a great time. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch.