Be part of the big picture, literally, by visiting Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Plant Conservation Day, Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plant-lovers of all ages are invited to have fun and play a key role in raising awareness and money for plant conservation.
The Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH) is creating an interactive photo opportunity called Bird's Eye Zoo. Participants wear t-shirts of various colors and form the shape of a blue butterfly feeding on a yellow flower. An overhead photo of the scene will be taken and proceeds from the project support the AZH Plant Conservation Fund.
Participation in the Bird's Eye Zoo photo opportunity includes complimentary admission to the Zoo on May 15 and a specially designed t-shirt. The online donation is $15 for Zoo members and $25 for non-members. Register online or download the registration form at clemetzoo.com and fax it to (216) 661-7764 by May 1.
Plant Conservation Day also includes a walking tour of some of the Zoo's gardens and a tram tour of the Zoo's composting site by Don Krock, the Zoo's Manager of Horticulture.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with extended summer weekend hours. Admission is $10 per person ages 12 and older, $7 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children under 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 77, 90 and 480. To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.