I have failed to keep up with my entries as of late. However, I have
still been busy. I have been on hikes on roads; game land trails and such enjoying the days. I have been active with music too. I have filled in with a gospel band in Butler on a couple of events and am beginning to organize with some fellows in Dayton for a music event on May 3rd. THAT IS THE FIRST DAY OF GOBBLER SEASON AND I WILL MISS IT!!!!
The colors of the A.M. sunrise didn’t disappoint me as I snapped photos the next thirty minutes or so. Later, while circling back towards my homestead I would see a total of 18 different deer. All of the deer were feeding except one doe my step-father, Bob and I would see on my second walk of the day. I spotted the ears and eyes through the brush as the deer hoped we would walk by.
Later, my mom, sister, Bob and I filled up with a bacon and egg breakfast.
This building in the original state was a gift to Pittsburgh from henry W. Phipps and opened in 1893. I was just a young fellow then.
A few of the exhibits to be viewed are: Palm Court and the Tropical Forest Conservatory depicting a tropical forest environment; Desert Room featuring plants and cacti from the desert regions; the Orchid Room show casing the beautiful colored orchids and bromeliads and the Fern Room. Many other exhibits are present and some, of course, changing throughout the seasons. Outdoor gardens can be walked through as well.
The web site is: http://www.phipps.conserve.org