Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Toledo Zoo - Feature#1 & Name That PLANT

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo Zoo_zpsxsfr8jab.jpg


The Toledo Zoo - Feature #1 & Name That PLANT

The Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio has been voted one of the top 10 Zoos in the country!  I have lived in this area for 20 years and this past September 2015 is the first time that I have ever visited this special place.  Now I am asking myself: "Why did it take me so long?".


I had the pleasure of visiting the zoo with my sister & brother-in-law and my precious twin nieces.  It was such a blessing to experience this amazing zoo with my 10 year old nieces.

Each week I will feature one animal and one plant (asking for your help in identifying some of the plants) - ENJOY!


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0061_Sept 27 2015_zpsapgo3cf3.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fitler

Feature #1 - RHINOCEROS HORNBILL

This bird had the most unusual beak in the most stunning colors.  The beak colors seemed to gleam like a sunset.  This is a tropical bird and I just read online that in captivity they can live up to 90 years!  Hopefully you can zoom into the picture below to read more about this strange bird. 


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0066_Sept 27 2015_zpsr8rahawc.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fitler




by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo ZooPlant_zpsr65gpd2s.jpg


I went to the zoo to look at animals but found myself mostly taking pictures of plants.
Many of the plants around the zoo exhibits and buildings I had never seen before, so I decided to include a section asking for your help.  Now, today I will start with a plant that I do know and am able to identify......but I'm not going to tell you the name until you have had a chance to guess!

Please leave your answer in the comment section below & have fun!
Identify the plant below:





by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0214_Sept 27 2015_zpsmefpxow2.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower



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