Monday, February 29, 2016

The Toledo Zoo - Feature #14 & Name That PLANT

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


The Toledo Zoo - Feature #14 & 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 0263_Sept 27 2015_zpspia1vz7o.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler



Feature #14 - PARAKEETS

Parakeets are part of the Parrot family.  They are very playful, intelligent and social.  Parakeets are native all over the world and each region has it's own species.  Parakeets live between 5 and 20 years (depending on the species).  They make great pets.  The Parakeet exhibit at the Toledo Zoo was interactive - it was an amazing experience as you can see by the pictures below.   

Checkout these great pictures:


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0264_Sept 27 2015_zpsrykyobqz.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0265_Sept 27 2015_zpsit9uxmru.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0285_Sept 27 2015_zps2zwyrtla.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0269_Sept 27 2015_zpsbratyqis.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0262_Sept 27 2015_zpsjlseyd9h.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0261_Sept 27 2015_zpsonlg2d2d.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0293_Sept 27 2015_zpscoks1taz.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0253_Sept 27 2015_zpszrvmqja4.jpg
Photo taken by Monique Ouellette-Fittler
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 0294_Sept 27 2015_zpslyfz61uh.jpg
Photo taken 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 fairly common but beautiful.

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 0209_Sept 27 2015_zps6vwsxlyk.jpg
Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower



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1 comment:

  1. The birds are adorable and so colorful! lovely pics:) have seen the plant but don't know its name!

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