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Cold Weather Veggies

By Jen Best, Horticulture Supervisor   The weather is finally cooling and hopefully going to stay that way. You know what that means—time for a “green” winter! It’s time to be sowing and planting those lettuces and kales and collards and chards and mustards… I could keep going but you get the idea. The cooler weather is the perfect time to get those leafy greens in the ground. Even if you don’t like cooked greens, many of them are wonderfully delici... Read More
at 10/29/20

October is for Bats

By Allison Liu, Bird Keeper   Happy Halloween from one of the spookiest animals around: bats! Bats are the only mammals that fly and they are most active at night, so keep your eyes peeled for a bat while you’re trick or treating.  Contrary to popular belief, not all bats want to suck your blood. Most bats are omnivores and enjoy eating insects, vegetables, fruits, flowers, and nectar. They can disperse the seeds of fruits and flowers when they defe... Read More
at 10/29/20

Grevy's Zebra Trust

The Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) is an incredible, hardworking organization that not only combats the very challenging issues that wildlife face, but also brings an invaluable level of assistance to communities that share their home regions with wildlife. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens began supporting the community-focused work of the GZT in 2014, and in January of this year, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, I was honored to attend the Great Grevy’s Rally of 2020 in Kenya!  ... Read More
at 10/15/20