February2011

  • Pruned to Perfection and all set for Spring

    This pruned garden is not just any rose garden. It was only a few years ago that this rose garden in San Jose was under AARS* probation. In 2007, however it was revived and two years later this rose garden became the coveted “America’s Best Rose Garden.” The recognition...
  • San Jose Rose Garden; more than just roses

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  • A garden of sculptures in San Francisco

    Did you know: There’s a Sculpture Garden in San Francisco’s De Young Museum ? If you haven’t visited, yet, De Young Museum is situated in Golden Gate Park not very far from the Japanese Tea Garden. And it is right opposite California Academy of Science.  Here are pictures of...
  • A crocodile that ate dinosaurs?

    Have you heard of a crocodile that preyed on dinosaurs? I don’t think I had, until I saw a cast of a fossil* at the Oakland Zoo. Called the SuperCroc — what else could you possibly call a crocodile that could eat a dinosaur — this prehistoric member of the...
  • A sky-ride safari at Oakland

    Oakland Zoo has been shifted from one place to another since the time it first opened. Now settled in Knowland Park, this zoo has its animals in 45 acres of the 500-acre park. Spread across several hills, this zoo can be seen on foot, or on wheels as the...
  • Residents of Oakland Zoo

    Planning a trip to Oakland Zoo? Or would you like to visit but don’t think you can? Here is a sneak peek at the Animals of Oakland Zoo, in Oakland, California. Emerald Tree Boa seen at the Oakland Zoo’s Reptile and Amphibian house inside the ‘Wayne & Gladys Valley Children’s...
  • Oakland’s own little Africa

                          Oakland, CA has a little piece of Africa just off highway 580. If Oakland is closer to where you live, than Africa is, you might as well visit Oakland Zoo to experience a bit of the continent, in...
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