It’s Monday morning and you know what that means! It’s time for our last post for the summer series of Mystery Image Mondays at the Houston Zoo, our weekly photographic scavenger hunt! Yup- that’s right, our time together with TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo edition is coming to an end and we sure have had some fun. Want to look back at the last thirteen weeks of scavenger hunt sleuthing we’ve shared? No problem- just click here!
Since it is last week of the summer series, we are going to be shaking things up a bit this week! Don’t worry- the basic rules are still in place. We will post a portion of a photo taken within the Zoo followed by clues as to the photo’s identify. These clues, along with your knowledge of the Zoo will lead you to post your guesses in the comment section. As always, return this afternoon between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to find out if you were right!
So what’s different about this week? There’s four times the fun! That’s right- we’re not just posting one photo- but four! We like to call this Mystery Image Monday Mania!
Are you ready? Good, then let the (scavenger) hunt begin! We are proud to present….
This Week’s Images, a.k.a #15 A-D
Since they are four images this week, we will only be providing four clues- one clue per image. Well, five clues after I tell you that this week’s images are in honor of our awesome horticulture department. Each year, they spend over 20,000 hours planting, pruning and caring for our lush landscapes in the middle of this bustling city! That’s some awesome flower power!
A. I have neither pillow nor a blanket- although I do have three sides.
B. If you have visited the Zoo- chances are you have enjoyed a snack near me!
C. If you can’t decide between birds, frogs and piranhas- come sit by me a spell!
D. I have an older brother at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Okay, fine- six clues! All the photos are Chill Out-themed!
The Triangle Bed is located just past the Cypress Circle Café, at the exit to The African Forest. Envisioned to serve guests seeking shelter from the scorching Texas sun, this garden area is home to a wide variety of fauna specifically planted for the shade they provide.
Located just past Wortham’s World of Primates, Duck Lake is a favorite spot for guests to Chill Out and relax while grabbing a quick bite from the adjacent Cypress Circle Café. While the lake is full of waterfowl (hence the name!) these Red-eared Sliders have become quite popular with guests and can be seen competing for premiere sunbathing space daily.
The iconic Reflection Pool greets guests as they pass through the Main Entrance and walk toward Wortham’s World of Primates. The reflection pool is a favorite resting spot for many guests due to the relaxing fountains, ornate sculptures and decades old shade trees. Sitting along the stairs, families can quickly plan their next stop- all within eyeshot of some of the Zoo’s most popular destinations- The Tropical Bird House, The Reptile and Amphibian Building and Natural Encounters.
Tucked away to the side of The African Forest and next to the Hoofstock run, the Butterfly Garden is one of the hidden gems at the Houston Zoo. Filled with colorful flowers and bushes that are designed to attract butterflies, this tranquil garden features a small walking path. That tower you see in the back? That would be a Chimney Swift Tower, a man-made structure that serves as home to dozens of Chimney Swifts- nature’s mosquito repellent!
We hope you’ve enjoyed the summer session of Mystery Image Mondaysat the Houston Zoo! If you’ve had fun these last several weeks during our TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo and would like to relive the magic- click here and be sure to subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on our next session of Mystery Image Mondays at the Houston Zoo!