Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day Weekend: The Wild Center

We just returned home from a long weekend spent "campering" in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. We stayed at the North Pole Resort because they offer full hook-ups. It felt luxurious to be able to run the lights without worrying about killing the batteries, to take a shower without worrying about running out of water, and to have the outlets, microwave, and air conditioning work. Normally we stay at state parks where there are no amenities, so this was a real treat.

Saturday morning was rainy and foggy, so my husband and I drove down to Tupper Lake to go to the Wild Center. It was our first visit and we were particularly impressed with the facility. The building itself was gorgeous.

I was smitten with the solar array and the green roof. And the otters, of course! Many of the exhibits inside are focused on the fish, plants, insects, amphibians, etc. that live in the local bodies of water. We watched a short movie on the life and migration of monarch butterflies and caught a live animal talk with a barred owl. 

We wandered around the pond and through the gardens, but skipped the longer (although still quite short) trail. We also bumped into an old college friend who was there with her family. Small world!


Unknown said...

I love owls! They are so pretty and soft. Pointy if they bite you though!

a/k/a Nadine said...

I'm a big fan of owls too, especially barn owls with their adorable little monkey-faces.