I visited Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida during my trip to the sunshine state. It’s a wonderful, not for profit, animal sanctuary that rescues, rehabilitates, and (when possible) releases injured wildlife. Many of the residents I saw were permanent fixtures. They were too injured to ever be wild again. But they have a good, safe environment at Flamingo Gardens and are excellent embassadors for their species, like Pee Wee, the screech owl:
I bought this Annie 50 dress three years ago at Radish Underground in Portland, Oregon and I’m ashamed to say I’d never worn it. So when I packed for Florida, this was the first thing to go in my suitcase. It’s got screen printed flamingos on it! Annie 50 is a Montreal company. This dress was made in Quebec, purchased in Oregon, and made its debut in Florida. Quite a trip! Today I wore it as a skirt by throwing on a ruched top over it.
Skirt: Annie 50
I found a few birds that matched my outfit. Here they are.
I’ll show you other pictures soon too: pelicans, hawks, alligators, bobcats, and a panther! Many of the animals had run-ins with cars or power lines. I guess that’s what happens when we encroach on their habitat. I’m glad Flamingo Gardens exists so animals can get much-needed help. the caregivers I met (especially Critter Kim) were knowledgeable and passionate about animals. If you have the chance, I highly recommend visiting them.
5 responses to “Flamingo Pink at the Bird Sanctuary”
I LOVE this post!! Your skirt is amazing, and I love the sweet little owl and the funny little flamingos. I am so happy that you got to see this. What a special opportunity, and of course, you look amazing!
Thanks! Isn’t that owl cute? That’s as big as he gets, but apparently what he lacks in size he makes up in sound. They emit a terrifying screech when they fly in for a meal!
The travelling dress!! What a beautiful outfit and looks great as a skirt!! Perfect for visiting the Flamingo Gardens and you do look fabulous!! No wonder you got compliments from the caregivers!!
Ha ha – yeah, the animal care people liked the dress. I’m glad they noticed. I made sure to dress for the occasion!
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