Even though it was hot the gibbons were swinging back and forth and hooting.
Some of the other fun faces at the zoo.
A bird of paradise almost in bloom.
A cloudy almost rainy day is a good day to go to the zoo in late July. It’s too hot to go on a sunny day. Most of the animals were out moving around the morning I visited for a quick walk. There’s always something different there to see each visit.
A few weeks after my trip to Chesnut Park in the rain after work, I headed back for another walk on a Saturday morning. The babies are usually hiding in the woods on Saturday mornings since the park is pretty busy. I was lucky to see the above hanging close to mom and wandering around near the parking area in the back of the park. There was a male close by as well. In that last picture, the little one turned to look at me as if to say “What’s that furry thing with an acorn, Lady?”
Ants were hanging out on the flowers.
A young red shoulder hawk was hunting near my car.
This poor dragonfly was caught in a spider web out over the lake. I didn’t see a spider anywhere but I’m sure he was close by.
In the sun.
It was a quiet morning in mid-September walking around a hot and steamy Chesnut Park. It won’t really cool off here until maybe November. I think September is hotter than August since the constant rain has stopped and the sun is out most of the day. At least in August the rain cools things off. Even though it was supposed to be the beginning of fall migration, there weren’t many birds around. Mostly little critters.