Wednesday Tips #7 2015

IMG_36942015-02-03 00.33.55    At the end of 2014, the new Lion Gorge exhibit at Zoos Victoria Melbourne site was officially opened to the public. In this exhibit there are not only the resident lion brothers on display but also African wild dogs and soon the Philippines crocodile will move in as well. The whole exhibit is child friendly with panels of glass to make viewing easy for even the youngest visitors, a water play area, a look and find area and a model of a crocodile nest complete with eggs, hatchlings and audio of their cries.

When we visited recently, Master 2 enjoyed finding the models of baby crocodiles scattered through the area near the water and giving them a pat while the model of the adult crocodile made an irresistible seat.

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Wednesday Tips #6 2015

strawberriesIn my back garden I have an old wheelbarrow which some time ago I converted into a planter box. Currently there are strawberry plants growing in the barrow. It is great for the grandchildren to see where strawberries come from and we have watched the flowers, the little berries form and then grow over the past months. Because of the possums which share my garden, ( and the occasional visiting fox), I have covered the wheelbarrow with black netting to protect the fruit. Several days ago Miss 6 noticed that there were some red berries and she was most excited to be able to pick the strawberries she found. Although very small, and only enough for a taste each, they were deliciously sweet and fragrant straight from the plants.

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