Wednesday, January 25, 2012

a trip to the zoo in winter wonder


Wednesdays are a home school swap day for us with our friends over at Joyful Liberation.  Once a week we get our girls together for a little school & a lot of play.  Since it was also the last Wednesday of the month we decided to meet at the Zoo taking advantage of a ZAP Tax (Zoo, Arts, & Parks) free day.

Boo helping a younger girl spot the snake
The snow & time of day kept the crowds away so we wandered around pretty freely with a few others here or there.  Then we came upon this fantastic opportunity to 'hand' feed the 400lbs tortoise.
Magnificent!
Boo enjoying the birds in the desert habitat
Boo enjoying her natural habitat
Our girls at play in the play yard

"You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what its doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."  
~Richard Geynman, Educator & Physicist (1918-1988)~

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