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Durrell: From Dodos to Reptiles

The Durrell Zoo, created in the inspiring vision of Gerald Durrell who wanted to not so much create a zoo to entertain visitors by its frolicking animals but instead wanted to create an ark to help save endangered species and also help educate the public on conservation matters and what they can do to help.…

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Discovery Place

Located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, Discovery Place opened in 1981 and offers a wide range of exhibits that will amaze and excite you! Discovery Place prides itself as an ‘organization dedicated to inspiring exploration of the natural and social world’ through extraordinary exhibits and ‘educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages.’ There…

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.” ~ David Attenborough This past weekend I had the fabulous idea to visit a local art centre with…

The Budongo Trail Leads to Brilliant Birds

On this cool, rainy day along the Budongo Trail at the Edinburgh Zoo, before approaching the exhibit we stumbled upon a gorgeous, elaborate wooden bench where you can sit beside beautifully carved out chimps.  I loved it, it was a great piece.  Before venturing into the building and out of the rain we strolled past the outdoor…