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This is how it began…

You know that chocolate bunny that you may or may not chomp soon? Well this is how it began…as a cocoa pod growing from a tree.  Photo taken at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio.

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Carnivorous, Vicious and Bizarre

Earlier this year the Franklin Park Conservatory here in Ohio had a plant exhibit featuring plants that fell into the categories listed above.  The carnivorous specimens were only dangerous if you happened to be an insect or in the case … Continue reading

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This fine fellow/lady here had a few words with me – metaphorically speaking – and said that since the word butterfly had first billing in the name of the building that housed all of them, I should feature at least … Continue reading

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One up – One Down

I believe these are finches (please assist in the identification if you can) that were chirping and flying around the Key West Conservatory.  It’s so amazing and beautiful how there can be so many varieties in a species.

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Key West – Birds the Word

If you were to suggest going to Key West right now I would be packed and ready to go in about 15 minutes!  One of the places I visited while there was the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory – … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse

If you are ever in the Columbus, Ohio area I highly recommend visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory.  They have such beautiful displays of nature ranging from orchids, butterflies, cacti, palm trees and more on permanent and revolving display.  Even though … Continue reading

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