Arriving early in Vancouver, B.C. to visit Kelly Wood's
grandmother (who actually lives in Richmond), Kelly and I decided to visit
the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park on 10 April 2001. The
Conservatory, despite its diminuitive size, houses a respectable collection
of tropical plants. More impressively, it is home to a large number
of exotic birds. Of course, with this many birds in a limited space,
'accidents' are bound to befall tourists, and we were certainly no exception.
While sitting on a bench admiring the surroundings, Kelly and I were bombarded
from above by what we thought was bird poop. Upon closer examination
(and much cleaning up in the bathroom), the odorless stuff was more likely
some partially chewed fruit that fell out of some sloppy bird's mouth.
Nevertheless, we will consider bringing an umbrella the next time we set foot
in this building.
Kelly tours the Conservatory.
This is a Red Golden Pheasant
(thanks to Sue Gawne for the info).
Sonny feeds a Canada Goose outside