March 17, 2017

On The Road: Galveston, Texas

Scarlet Ibis

Recently, while in Houston, the SDP Junior Editor and I took a road trip to Galveston, where we visited the Moody Gardens rainforest. We were there during shoulder tourist season, so when we arrived, the place was pretty quiet...and, I really didn't know what to expect. Imagine my surprise when we walked in and immediately saw this stunning creature! A scarlet ibis.

Scarlet Ibis

The birds -- and many of the animals, like sloths -- have full reign of the rainforest. So, when you're strolling through the area, which is a sizable pyramid-shaped structure with lush foliage, you'll encounter animals wandering around -- very cool! (The snakes and bats etc., naturally, are in more confined areas.) It was a great experience -- would highly recommend it, if you're ever in Galveston. 

Between work and travel, it's been a busy start to 2017! Hope everyone in the SDP world is doing well. Look forward to catching up soon!

8 comments:

Nancy J said...

My gosh, and even his legs and claws/feet are pink. What colour there, must be a grand place to visit.

William Kendall said...

Very pretty!

A cousin of mine lived for a year or two in Galveston.

Kate said...

Such a vivid and bright colour. Beautiful bird!!

We are: Clamco said...

Sounds like a neat place to visit. What an incredible color those birds are sporting. Nature is truly awesome.

Brian King said...

Wow, that is a bright, beautiful bird!

Kay said...

Nice to see your post. What a knockout! I wouldn't have imagined a rainforest in Galveston.

Lowell said...

I've not seen these before, either. Are you sure someone didn't dip them in strawberry koolaid?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi there, good to hear from you SRQ, sounds like a busy time for you. I usually find the Ibis rather a creepy kind of bird but there's nothing creepy about these flamboyant creatures ☺ incroyable sight!