When I was little and growing up in the Chicago area, a trip to the Brookfield Zoo was always so special. It is still true today! Lots is going on. You can also visit interactively here! Plan your day here. Enjoy!
I hope all of you in the unusual hot areas (like the Pacific Northwest!) are staying cool!!! I hope my daughter got her new air conditioner running! I’ll find out tonight, I think! 🙂
The Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno, NV, has a new interactive exhibit Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery. The Reno Gazette-Journal article by Carla Roccapriore in yesterday’s Sunday Edition. Set in Victorian London, it is like moving through a live version of the Clue board game. “It’s a multi-generational exhibit. People are never too young to learn and never too old to have fun with it.” said Bob Harmon, Washoe County Parks spokesperson, as quoted in the Roccapriore article.
OK. We figured out who is eating the Rose of Sharon bushes to nubs and leaf snubs. It’s the darn squirrels! Anyone have any ideas to keep them off??
Today we saw two quail families with brand new, oh so tiny, baby chicks!! One family was at our bird feeder. The chicks are so cute!
I took lots of photos. Hopefully I will get some photos on the blog this week. I always think I will get to upload pictures on the weedend and then it is over and I’m into the next week already! Here they are!
This was a BIG day for us! I entered two competitions for book awards and Grandpa Ron and I went ring shopping. Now we’ll find out who is reading my blogs! :-))
The sunset over Reno tonight wasn’t that spectacular but the clouds put on a show of their own. The clouds to the west over the Sierras were all golden with highlights of Naples yellow. The clouds to the east were all red and rust hues.
The tiny baby Quail chicks that we saw two weeks ago are now about half the size of their parents. They still clammer and quick-step to keep up with the lead adult while the sentry adult in the back keeps chirping at them to keep moving. They run to and from the quail feeder we have for them at the edge of the patio. We counted 17 chicks this afternoon. We think it is three families…..
ScienceDude has a blog with a video of a surfer catching a giant Humbolt Squid instead of a wave. When I told Don P., a co-worker who surfs, about the blog title this morning, he mentioned he’s seen more dolphins than usual but no squid. If I had read the blog below the first time I saw the article, I would have known to tell him they were probably Risso’s Dolphins — and Risso’s Dolphins feed on Humboldt Squid!