|Love in the Feature Pyramid ;-)|
We noticed several signs of spring, especially in the Temperate pyramid. I suppose spring comes early indoors ;-)
The Temperate Pyramid also features one of my favourite plants, the Wollemi Pine tree. Apparently this pine was thought to be extinct and only know from fossil records until a man rappelled into a valley in Australia and found a living grove! About 15 years ago, in Sydney, they thought to reproduce this plant, for conservation, and send plants to various parts of the world. Canada got 6 plants with one going to the Muttart! It had been in quarantine for two years since it came growing in Australian soil. Then it had it's debut in a very informative display in the Feature Pyramid in 2009. And, like I said, it's final home is in the Temperate Pyramid!
|Or Make a Wish (no coins)|
My son's favourites are the Tropical and Temperate Pyramids followed closely by the Arid and Feature Pyramids. Overall, it's a lovely place to visit and sit. We ended up sitting in the Feature Pyramid listening to the classical music playing overhead while we snuggled and read through a guide book to prehistoric life.
|Temperate Pyramid, A Pond with Fish|
|Signs of Spring in the Temperate Pyramid|
|More Signs of Spring in the Temperate Pyramid|
|Wollemi Pine with Cones|
|Who's hiding in the Tropical Pyramid?|
|Lovely Water Feature in the Tropical Pyramid|