(Photo Above: Shivam Babu Enjoying the Armadillos)
April 29th, 2017 was the 10th Annual Bridgeland Nature Fest in Cypress, Texas. What a great day despite looking like rain a large portion of the day! So glad I decided to risk the rain and go! They had super fast shuttle service available at the Cy-Ranch High School and admission/parking were FREE!
Exiting the Shuttle bus, This was what welcomed us festival visitors.
Liked these colorful pieces from the Austin Bike Zoo.
There were a TON of Food Truck Caravans!! You wouldn’t go hungry here (although broke and gaining weight is not looking good 🙂 ) !!
Next time I am checking out the Waffle Bus’s food – looks good!
Not bad prices for festival eats!
The residence of Bridgeland community have plenty to do on a daily basis!
Texas seems to be home of the Armadillo’s – they even had Armadillo Races!!!
I liked being able to touch one, just like this curious little festival goer!
What’s a festival without a train for the kiddos!
Let’s help out our nature friends and build them a bird house 🙂
This is the stage where guests sat on both chairs and hay bales. They had a wonderful line up of presenters!!!
HEB grocery store was there handing out free cupcakes! Nice!
How can you resist wanting to hold this cute little roo!
I loved those dark, intense eyes!
Sorry, I forget what this one is called – if you know, please tell me!
Here we have the South American King Vulture, a scavenger that feed on the dead, thus preventing disease spread by disposing of decaying remains…If I saw one near me too close, they’d probably get their next meal from ME after I had heart failure!
Their colors are magnificent though!!
The females will just lay one single egg that both parents incubate.
You get Blog bonus points if you can tell me what this one is! Pretty sure it’s a Falcon.
May as well cover all the vultures – this is an African White Backed Vulture
He just LOOKS hungry…and scary!
The Great Horned Owl
What a beautiful creature! Love those eyes!!!
If you know me, you know I am DEATHLY afraid of snakes…but guess what this is NOT a snake, but rather a lizard! I touched it (barely!) (baby steps!) 🙂
All the kids and their adult people 🙂 were having a blast! The rock climbing looked almost safe enough for me to attempt 🙂
Plenty of inflatable bouncy house type of activities for the kids!
What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t want to go exploring on the Fire Engine!
Chick-fil-a and Wild Things Zoofari were there on stage doing line dances and tossing out t-shirts and stuffed animals
I’d have been happy with them throwing some Chick-fil-a sandwiches to us all 🙂 (I love that place!)
It really was a good day for kite flying too!
There was also what I will call a “Living Tree” wandering around.
She really DID blend in with the tree!
If I had on this make-up I would be tearing my face off! My skin just can’t tolerate face make-up (I learned this as a clown the hard way one year!!) Photo: 2 year old Hailey grabs the bubble
Little Hailey in the white,polkadot romper was the cutest little baby ever and was having the time of her life chasing after the bubbles!!!
Stayed tuned folks…more coming up including…..
Jeff Corwin, “Jeff is an American wildlife biologist and nature conservationist known as the host and executive producer of the Animal Planet television programs “The Jeff Corwin Experience” and “Corwin’s Quest.”
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Elizabeth and Max