Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Wedding at the Buffalo Zoo!

Poison dart frogs
A friend of Al's got married yesterday at the Buffalo Zoo.  They had planned to have the ceremony at the Giraffe habitat, but the thunderstorms chased everyone into the reception tent instead.

 (once again blogger's formatting and lack of user friendliness are giving me grief!  Am I the only one who fights with getting the text and pictures where I want them?????)

A highlight of the ceremony was when the Judge actually stopped and looked around when she asked anyone to "Speak now...."


  After the ceremony, the bride and groom disappeared for a bit and the guests were invited to wander the zoo.  I hadn't been to the zoo in years and years, so I was happy to have time for wandering.                                                           
My favorite part was the "Rainforest Falls" exhibit.  They have created a mini rain forest.  Not a fun place on a hot and humid day, but it wasn't much warmer or more humid inside!
    


 The Scarlet Ibis is the first thing you notice.  And there are quite a few of them.  The birds are free to fly about the whole habitat, and one landed on the path in front of me at one point!






 



 The pink birds are Roseate Spoonbills

I didn't see this bird on any of the signs.  It was  probably there,  but I missed it. I also missed if there was any indication of what kind of flower this is.  But it sure is pretty!



These are Red Pirahna
And a vampire bat came over to the window to say hello to me!



I also wandered in to the Gorilla habitat.  I think the information said this baby is about 3 months old.  I just missed his chest beating display, which drew a collective, "Awww!" from the crowd.







There is a bill working its way through the California legislature to ban those plastic microbeads, found in personal care products.  The plastics industry is lobbying against it. Not surprising, since they have found a way to make money off of something I am guessing used to be a waste product. (I couldn't find the source for them in my research). That is all anyone cares about in this world, as I may have said before.  So if we stop buying these products, the manufacturers will get the message!!!

I am grateful for:
Al deciding not to spend a great deal of money to attend a huge non-event.
Lunchtime!
Two more of my foster babies found homes last week.
THE RAFFLE QUILT IS FINISHED!!! (better picture soon)
The friendships that endure.

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