This is where we went

sign at entrance, in Emporia, Ks.
@GardenGerty (111094)
United States
May 15, 2019 5:28pm CST
We went to Emporia, Kansas, to the David Traylor Zoo. It is not a big zoo. We visited all the exhibits within an hour. There are many things I appreciate here. Love the flowers and landscaping of this zoo. It has lots of nice water features as well. I appreciate the signage, both the permanent signs and the ones that just explain a current situation. For instance there was a big huge type of bee everywhere. It is about four times as large as a regular honey bee. There was a display of images of native bees. These were carpenter bees. The signs told us they are not aggressive and also that they were busy pollinating the flowers. We learned about a lemur that is thirty-two years old and he gets special care. Also got information about the trumpeter swans, and a rescued two year old bald eagle that had damage from avian pox. It is neat to read what they do for these animals. We did not picnic at the zoo, but went to a park later on.
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@much2say (44403)
• United States
15 May
Those little zoos can be so quaint . . . cute and just enough zoo! Hope you had a nice picnic later on!
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
Kansas is home to several nice zoos. The Sedgewick County Zoo is the largest in Kansas. They have several small zoos as well.
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@sharon6345 (175380)
• United States
15 May
It is nice having fun when you go out. Have more fun this Summer.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
I am going to plan on it.
@sharon6345 (175380)
• United States
16 May
@GardenGerty Thank should be something we can read about later on. I look forward to it.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
17 May
@sharon6345 It is always nice to have new things to share.
@JohnRoberts (81796)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May
Sounds like you enjoyed yourself.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
We did have a good time. Going to the zoo is one of the things we enjoy.
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• United States
15 May
I love being able to go somewhere and read the signs telling us about the history of the place or the exhibits within. It sounds like it was a nice hour's distraction.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
Emporia, Ks. has lots of neat things to see. It is also the home of William Allen White. Some of the signs also have QR codes, but I just enjoy reading and seeing things.
• United States
16 May
@GardenGerty I have only ever scanned a QR code once and it was at a grocery store. I am sure those things will become more and more popular,but I don't know that I'll eve ruse them. The name looked familiar (William Allen White) but I had to look it up. You are referring to the leader of the progressive movement?
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
17 May
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, although I mostly think of him because there is a statewide children's book award named for him. I am not sure if it is recognized all over or not, but my kids had to read William Allen White books in school for some of their reading credits.
@Hannihar (61372)
16 May
@GardenGerty Sounds like a very special zoo.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
17 May
Yes, it is and we will enjoy it more this summer.
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@Hannihar (61372)
19 May
@GardenGerty I am glad you will enjoy it this summer.
• China
16 May
That was worth visiting ! There are no lemur and trumpeter swan at our local zoo.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
17 May
What animals do you have in your local zoo?
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• China
18 May
@GardenGerty I haven't gone to there for ages.I remember that there are monkeys,leopard, lions ,bear,tiger ,wolves,python and varieties of birds.
@Courtlynn (61136)
• United States
16 May
Have never seen a free zoo.. but thats so cool. Glad you got there and enjoyed everything you saw
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
We have several here and some big ones as well. It has been a while since hubby has felt well enough for this kind of day.
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@Courtlynn (61136)
• United States
18 May
@GardenGerty that's awesome! I love going to the zoo, but hate paying. shouldn't have to I think, to see animals locked up in cages and stuff.
@Nevena83 (23987)
• Serbia
15 May
I'm glad you enjoyed the ZOO garden.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
This is one of the activities my husband and I really like.
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@Nevena83 (23987)
• Serbia
16 May
@GardenGerty Animals always calm us down.
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@CarolDM (25620)
• United States
15 May
Sounds like my kind of outing to learn about and see nature.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
I thought of you yesterday, really. I know how much you love nature and beautiful flowers.
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@CarolDM (25620)
• United States
16 May
@GardenGerty How kind of you! I could live in nature.
• United States
16 May
I love spending time at the zoo especially if it's small. Great way to enjoy yourself and get some exercise at the same time
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
17 May
The big zoos are fun, but overwhelming. We are working hard to build back up to them.
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@janethwayne (3368)
16 May
I really like to go to places like that.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
It is fun and you get to learn about nature while you are there.
@andriaperry (77979)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 May
That sounds like a nice day.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
It was a nice day. I kind of am wasted now, but it was nice. Bob is building up his strength.
@wolfgirl569 (15731)
• Marion, Ohio
16 May
Sounds like a good day.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
It was nice. We will visit several zoos this summer, as we get the chance.
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@AmbiePam (51044)
• United States
16 May
My niece loves zoos. My sister bought her a year round pass.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
My sister-in-law and brother keep a pass to the OKC zoo. Having a pass is a great experience.
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@josie_ (8632)
• Philippines
15 May
It's nice to know they rescue animals. Though I'm a little concern about the bees. Even if they're not aggressive, it's not a place I would want to be in or take children to.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
They were mostly in places where there were flowers. I think they also are there for the ducks and geese to eat. The zoo was full of mostly pre school children yesterday.It was field trips.
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@Corbin5 (142529)
• United States
15 May
That zoo does sound like a zoo that provides very interesting information for patrons. I like that.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
You can learn a lot about animals.
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@marguicha (118371)
• Chile
15 May
It sounds like a good outing.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
It was. We get tired, because we are not as young as we used to be, but we get fresh air, exercise, and we see lovely things.
@Tampa_girl7 (30461)
• United States
15 May
We have carpenter bees here. They can do damage to homes.
@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
16 May
I saw one at my house last week. There were tons of them at the zoo, but they have plenty of things to do and places to be there.
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@Tampa_girl7 (30461)
• United States
16 May
@GardenGerty they have been a problem with the pool deck at my parents.
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@GardenGerty (111094)
• United States
17 May
@Tampa_girl7 I can see how that would be, water source, and food source.