The Spring menagerie

I think readers can legitimately complain that not only have I not added a new post for a long time, but more schockingly, my last animal-related one goes back more than one year. So, to celebrate the recent belated aperçus of spring in Zürich and around, here are some pictures:

The first two are cheating, since they come from the Masoala Hall — but the first one illustrates the beautiful views from the very new canopy walk:

while the second is a rarely-seen lizard

Next comes a well-camouflaged bird, this one from a park in Graz

and another one from the aforementioned canopy

after which come a frog,

a snail,

and more frogs:

Hopefully more animal pictures will come before a year passes!


  1. Persiflage Said,

    May 8, 2013@ 5:20      Reply

    My favourite is the snail.

  2. Persiflage Said,

    May 9, 2013@ 19:33      Reply

    It’s a pity you’re not at IAS this year – then we could have had a nice series of cicada pics!

    • Kowalski Said,

      May 9, 2013@ 19:51      Reply

      Assuming I wouldn’t have fled in front of the cicada invasion…

      What I find strange is that the 17 year period that is mentioned means that the last time this happened was in Spring 1996, at which time I was definitely in the region (Rutgers), but I have no memory of it at all…

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