Monday, December 14, 2015

The Toledo Zoo - Feature#7 & Name That PLANT

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


The Toledo Zoo - Feature #7 & 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 0368_Sept 27 2015_zpspyqqupfi.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler


Feature #7 - PENGUIN

Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere and mainly in Antarctica.  However, there are certain species that live near the equator in warm climates.  I'm not sure which species I saw at the Toledo Zoo (I did not see a description sign by this exhibit).  Penguins are flightless, aquatic birds that live half of their life on land and half in water.  They feed on sealife: fish, squid etc.  Click HERE (Wikipedia) to read more about the penguin.




Checkout these great pictures taken by my sister:

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0366_Sept 27 2015_zpsaqtioa5x.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0367_Sept 27 2015_zpsmtq9njjc.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0364_Sept 27 2015_zpsmaiwljow.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0369_Sept 27 2015_zpsut2ogrv6.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0365_Sept 27 2015_zpsrzowby3r.jpg
Photo by Monique Ouellette-Fittler




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 (and unfortunately they were not labeled), so I decided to include a section asking for your help.  The featured plant today is an easy one (I do know the answer to this feature).  There is a hint in one of the pictures - look closely.  Do you know the name of this plant?

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 0195_Sept 27 2015_zpsvsgfyeek.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0216_Sept 27 2015_zpsrf18jzga.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0194_Sept 27 2015_zpsubde9cab.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0217_Sept 27 2015_zpsnmirtjhf.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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