Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Staying around the Bay Area this holiday week? Looking for something to do with kids that doesn’t involve shopping on Friday morning? Why not take a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium?

The aquarium is located in beautiful Monterey, CA on historic Cannery Row. The street itself has many fun shops and restaurants, as well as beach access (if you are brave enough to sit in the cold!) The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers plenty of activities for everyone in the family. You can watch daily animal feedings, watch live presentations with some of the animals, visit the tidepools and touch some of the wildlife and more.

My favorite exhibit for many years has been the jellyfish exhibit. I love sitting and watching the jellies float through the water (and their colors are just amazing!)

The new exhibit at the aquarium is amazing as well – The Secret Lives of Seahorses. The variety of seahorses and sea dragons is amazing in and of itself, and watching the creatures move about their tanks is fascinating.

So even though it is a bit of a drive down to Monterey, it is well worth the trip. The aquarium is still one of my favorite places to visit, and if you still want to get in a little holiday shopping, the stores on Cannery Row are sure to have something you’ll enjoy.  

  (All photos taken by Mary Ayers).

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Do animals smile?  Find out here:  http://shine.yahoo.com/event/green/do-animals-smile-2569143/#photoViewer=1 .  The animals in our lives communicate with us all the time, whether in our sleep or in our waking hours.  Oftentimes we talk to them, silently and out loud, and they answer back.  They share their wisdom, but it is up to us to figure out what they are saying.  And our relationships with our non-human friends can be complicated.  Let the Reverend Nancy Schluntz show you how to understand the animals in your life.  Reverend Nancy , an animal intuitive and interfaith spiritual guide, will be presenting “Animals as Pets, Companions and Family Members” at the Fremont Main Library, 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29.  Come, listen and gain insights into the relationship you share with your friends of other species.  Be ready to ask questions and help prepare your special friends for a safe Halloween.   Remember:  1-3 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at the Fremont Main Library.

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Creatures Great and Small

Sarah, a Fremont Library patron, rescues a wayward grasshopper outside the library. Good thing for the grasshopper that Sarah came along! Click the photo for a larger shot of the rescue operation. The creative photography is by Dan, one of the very talented Bookmobile staff. animal_rescuephoto

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