About 20 Science bloggers and readers met at the North Carolina Zoo yesterday for a day of animals and fun. Minnow was the youngest, but not the only, child in attendance. And I think she was quite happy to meet some other children-of-bloggers, particularly the 22-month-old son of James Hrynyshyn. They can have their own meet-up in a few years and commiserate.
The animal highlight of the day came at the elephant enclosure. We happened to arrive at feeding time and got to see a young elephant enter the water and eat and drink with her trunk. Minnow was transfixed – and so were all of the others in attendance.