Tag: animals

Birds

Alright. So ducks and seagulls aren’t the most interesting birds in Minnesota, but they were the ones I saw, and I like the pictures I took of them. The loons were a lot more interesting, though they tended to be somewhat elusive when I had a camera in my hands. Loons calling to each other at sunset is a weird, awesome sound. Everyone should hear it once in their life.

International Wolf Center

I like wolves. And despite the fact that for a long time there was a wolf exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, I’d never seen a live wolf until this summer (the wolves were hardly ever out at the Omaha Zoo. Not when I was there, anyway). So I was pretty happy to go to the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, when we were up in Minnesota last week.

It’s a really great little center. They have several wolves you can see, plus all sorts of educational videos and exhibits about wolves. There was even a werewolf show going on when we were there (art, stories, and whatnot).

If you ever happen to be in Ely, Minnesota getting outfitted for a canoe trip, I’d recommend a quick run over to the Wolf Center.

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Daytrippin’: Henry Doorly Zoo

I always try to go to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha at least once a year. Memorial weekend probably isn’t the best weekend, since it’s so busy, but we went anyway and had a great time. I got some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken there, so maybe it wasn’t so bad dealing with the crowds.