Cameron Park Zoo – Waco, Texas

New state = New Adventures = More Photo Ops Moving and life gets in the way sometimes, and taking a hiatus is necessary. When you’re feeling uninspired, don’t force it. Just go about your days until you run into your inspiration again. I found mine on a solo trip to the Cameron Park Zoo in…

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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…

Props Wednesday: Costumes for Conservation

I love all (most) animals, but there’s only a couple that I go coo coo for coco puffs about. One of those animals is the Giant Panda, the obsession has been real since around 2002. The only reason I actually have a year on this was because my family took a vacation to Washington DC…

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…