Blog: September Visits

Erin & Kid

As always, even though Fall has only just begun, it feels like it will be ending soon. We’ve been lucky enough to have a beautiful September full of warmth, sunshine, and beautiful orange leaves. 

They are falling from the trees as I write this, and we’ve had warnings of the first snowfall this weekend. I honestly cannot imagine anything more beautiful than a walk through the zoo after the first snowfall. My son is pretty excited for it as well. I would prefer it didn’t happen until at least the end of October, but I choose to be happy with anything that is coming my way.

In the meantime, we’ve been able to get to the Saskatoon Zoo to enjoy the beautiful weather, the fall colours, and the great animals. The animals seem to be enjoying the cooler weather, and are out and about for us to visit. 

It’s also nice during the week because many of the kids are back at school. I’ve got a couple more years until my son is in school full time so we’re taking advantage. 

I think my favourite thing about the zoo is the fact that we always find something different to do. We see trees that look fun to climb, we stop to talk to the animals, we can play in the park, or just run around and play. The tots are good at finding fun. Although sometimes what they find fun, the moms aren’t always in agreeance. Three year olds are a work in progress, and at times still need to work on listening. (That being said, I’m a bit of a work in progress myself most of the time.) 

The wonderful thing about the zoo is that even though the toddlers are still testing boundaries as much as they can, they also can’t get into a lot of trouble. They can explore, learn, have fun, and visit the animals. We don’t have to worry about our kids quite as much because they’re usually having such a good time. 

We saw the dingoes on our way out this time, and it was fun to see them again. It’s great for me to learn about new animals, and for my son to learn about animals he isn’t used to. I’m glad there are signs telling us about them so I’m ready with questions my son has to ask me. (He asks A LOT of questions.)   

As always, donations continue to make the zoo a wonderful place. Donations help in many ways. They help build the bears a new home, and build the butterflies a house. Every little bit helps to promote education, conservation, and research. You can also sponsor the amazing Dingo exhibit. 

It’s YOUR zoo!

Thanks for reading.

Erin McCrea – The Writing Momma

Saskatoon Zoo Foundation Blogger