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Bongo Herd Grows by Two

  Photo by Kori Odum, Mammal Keeper   By Allison Liu, Bird Keeper Help us welcome the newest residents to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Two eastern bongo females were born in the last two months: one on December 17 and the other on January 8. Both calves are fathered by our one male, Mickey. All our bongos are first-time parents and have done a wonderful job caring for their growing family. You can see our new additions to the Zoo along the Africa loop. Eastern bongos are the l... Read More
at 1/26/21

Ah, Winter~

By Jennifer Best, Horticulture Supervisor   I LOVE this time of year.  Yes, this most-perennials-turn-brown-and-crispy time of year.  It’s a good time for letting Mama Nature cull the weak.  If you want a low maintenance yard, then a mild winter like this should not worry you or your plants one bit. Yes, some may turn brown,  but that’s what perennials do naturally—they need a little dormancy time (a little rest so they can come back next year twic... Read More
at 1/26/21

Gardening with Trees: Part Two

  Continued from December's story Gardening with Trees: Part One   Friday, January 15, is Arbor Day in Florida—and you have all spring to plant a tree! Northeast Florida doesn’t boast the selection that more northern states have to offer, but there are still several species of trees that would make a wonderful addition to your landscape: Red maple (Acer rubrum) is a common native tree with beautiful spring and fall color; it likes full sun and will take ... Read More
at 1/12/21