Flamingo Pink at the Bird Sanctuary

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:

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.

flamingo skirt

Top: H&M
Skirt: Annie 50
Shoes: B2
Sunglasses: Target

I found a few birds that matched my outfit. Here they are.

flamingos

spoonbill

a brighter spoonbill

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.

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5 responses to “Flamingo Pink at the Bird Sanctuary

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

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