March 2022: New at the zoo

On March 30, I got a sneak peek at Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights exhibit, which officially ran from April 1 through May 30 in Des Moines. Not unlike the two holiday light displays Dave and I had visited in Chicago and Ames last winter, this evening event featured 40-plus oversized animals, dinosaurs, flowers, insects, and mythical beasts. Each of the creatures was built from a material that evoked Japanese lanterns and was lit brightly from within. Take a look at how cool this was:

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