Snapshot Saturday: spontaneous zoo trip

This was such a quaint little zoo, I defiantly recommend visiting if you’re in the area. Feeling like you’re in the middle of the woods when you’re in the middle of the city is a difficult thing to achieve but, this zoo is quite a little gem inside Akron, Ohio Advertisements

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Conservation Wednesday: Not your average Cecil the Lion post

The death of Cecil the lion, and any endangered animal is a tragedy and an injustice. The circumstances surrounding Cecil’s hunt, suffering, and subsequent death were purely out of a small man’s need to feel powerful. Any human being whose soul is sewn with any kind of decent thread will measure a man’s power by…

Snapshot Saturday: featuring Alex Goetz and his adventures

I bet you thought I forgot about everyone’s favorite blog day, snapshot Saturday! But never fear, my friends, I have a great feature in store for you today. His name is Alex Goetz, and his game is awesome photography and filmmaking. Alex is an Ohio native who’s restlessness has taken him from Alaska, to the…

Snapshot Saturday: Queens of Africa

I took this picture about a year ago right when Heart of Africa opened at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, OH. The exhibit was brand new and the lions were still getting used to everything so they were very curious about everything going on on the other side of the glass. If you’re ever in…

30 seconds to the new face of conservation

My recent post about Sarah Jessica Parker’s conservation fashion moment (which can be seen here: https://brookesays.com/2015/05/10/sjp-goes-green-fabulously/ ) got me thinking: what other celebrities are supporting conservation efforts around the world? That led me to actor, musician, and new conservationist, Jared Leto. Appearing in many movies, and forming the band 30 seconds to Mars, adding the title…

snake who works for the government…? a civil serpent.

It’s no secret that I am not the biggest fan of snakes. The messed up part is, is that I’m scared of them biting me. However, snakes bites happen way faster than any mammal bite would, and it probably wouldn’t hurt as much. I can logically think through it all I want but my heart…

Oh, the Hu-manatee!!!

Ok, so my puns are not always the best, but the title of this post really made me laugh. I love manatees, I have had a strange fascination with them for a long time. It is actually one of my wildest dreams to hug one, even though it is highly illegal. Yesterday, 19 manatees were…