San Diego (CA) Photos

March 17, 2009

Palm Pride at the San Diego Zoo

Filed under: Nature, Places to visit, San Diego Zoo — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

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The botanical collection at the San Diego Zoo is huge and would cost more to replace than the animals.   Pick up a map just inside the entrance showing the names of all the palm and cycad varieties.   The first picture above shows a favorite of Chris, my new found friend at the zoo.  Chris is a volunteer with the education department who helps with the “Sunrise Surprise Strolls”.   Last month she showed me a giant exotic palm and told me all about it.  On Saturday I ask which was her favorite.  She said the one near the Children’s Zoo entrance (first picture).   I still learning names so need help with names for those pictured.  Leave a comment and let me know.  I’ll guess the last picture is a phoenix dactylifera, ‘date palm’.

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4 Comments »

  1. Can’t help with the names, but I can say that those are beautiful pictures!

    Comment by zentmrs — March 17, 2009 @ 8:14 am

  2. These are just beautiful of shots! I wish I and my family could visit this place in the future.

    Comment by Tess — March 17, 2009 @ 10:23 am

  3. If I ever visit San Diego I’ll be sure to visit the zoo, thanks for all the photos from this place.

    Comment by Stefan Jansson — March 21, 2009 @ 7:32 am

  4. First picture is either a Caryota Gigas or Caryota no.

    Comment by Justin — April 15, 2010 @ 1:34 pm


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