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David Traylor Zoo, Emporia Kansas September 30, 2018

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Zoo #4 on our Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas zoocation, the David Traylor Zoo was not on our original itinerary but what’s wrong with a three hour diversion to hit another zoo in Kansas? We went for it and were pleasantly surprised by what we found. The David Traylor Zoo is the smallest AZA accredited zoo in the nation and it is free. The zoo has nearly 400 specimens of birds, mammals and reptiles representing more than 80 species all exhibited in beautiful, natural habitats. The zoo also features exceptional botanical displays. Was it worth the three hour detour? You bet.

Also, I want to give you a heads up that there are now three new photo sessions listed on the WCS website. The first photo session (think pumpkins) is one month from today. All three can be found here.

Valentine Tails February 18, 2018

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Last Sunday’s fun photo Valentine opportunity at the Central Park Zoo was wet, cold and windy but it did not deter our hearty group of wildlife photographers. Today’s montage includes photos from last Sunday and photos from a much sunnier experience back in 2016.

Before the Big Thaw January 14, 2018

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Before this week’s 50 degree surge in temperatures we enjoyed some more snowy fun at the Central Park Zoo. There is one more photo series (called Valentine Tails) which will be held on Sun, Feb 11, 2018 8:30AM – 10:00AM. There are a few spaces left. Think hearts and fun.

Pumpkins-a-Plenty November 5, 2017

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Last Sunday’s Fall Photo series at the Central Park Zoo was lots of fun. The rain held off and everyone (especially our animals) were enriched by our many pumpkin experiences. One more photo series (called Valentine Tails) will be held on Sun, Feb 11, 2018 8:30AM – 10:00AM. Sign up now – it fills up quickly

Goodbye Summer September 17, 2017

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It is hard to believe summer is just about over. It has been a fun, active summer at the Central Park Zoo. Fall is my favorite time of year. Come visit us. Thanks for signing up for my photo class . There is one opening left. See you soon.

Pumpkinpalooza – 2016 October 23, 2016

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6389Yesterday’s photo class at the Central Park Zoo turned out to be great fun despite the ‘iffy’ weather. Our hearty band of photographers were enriched by our pumpkin dsplay as much as our animals. Fun for all. Did I mention today is my birthday?palooza2016

Summer’s End – Central Park Zoo September 25, 2016

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6389It is hard to believe that summer is over. Now is a great time to visit your local zoo. The crowds have mostly gone and kids are back in school. Next month the Central Park Zoo will be holding the first of three photo opportunities for animal and camera lovers. First up is – Zoo Views: Animals in Autumn – Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 to 10:30. Click here and sign up. It will be fun. Hope to see you there.cpz9-2016

Post Blizzard at the Central Park Zoo January 31, 2016

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6389There are few things as much fun as watching zoo animals step foot on newly fallen snow. We were at the Central Park Zoo the Monday after the big blizzard to witness this joy. Our Breakfast with the Birds class that was scheduled for Blizzard Sunday has been rescheduled for next Sunday, Feb 7th from 8:30 to 10:30. There are a few slots still available.  Come join the fun. Sign up here.POSTBLIZZARD

January at the Central Park Zoo January 17, 2016

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6389Still no sign of snow in NYC this winter but the temperate animals are loving the chilly air and blue skies. Next Sunday is our Breakfast with the Birds Photo class and there are a few spots left. Some of these amazingly beautiful birds featured today can be seen in our tropical rain forest where the class is held. Sign up here. CPZ1.2016

The Last Gasp of Fall at the Central Park Zoo December 6, 2015

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6389The last colorful gasp of fall is in the air. The Central Park Zoo‘s temperate animals are more active, the crowds are thinner and it is a great time to visit the zoo. Come join us for another in our Photo Series on January 24th from 8:30 to 10:30 as we enjoy Breakfast with the Birds in the warm Tropic Zone. Get details and sign up here.

My zoocation buddy and good friend Mary Schwalm is again offering her amazing 2016 desk calendars. Most of the images are from this year’s Texas zoocation. The calendar makes a great gift for office an swap, holiday party, stocking stuffer, and a unique gift to enjoy throughout the year. Just $10 – for details click here.mary

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