The abkhazi garden was actually someone's garden in the 1940's and has been maintained ever since, see www.conservancy.bc.ca/content.asp?sectionack=abkhazi for more information and visit it if you can, it's well worth it ^^
This zoo is big. You need a full day to walk through it, at least (and we went over around midday, which was too late, we missed a large part of it)
Located in Queen Elizabeth park, the Bloedel conservatory houses tropical and subtropical plants, as well as several birds. It is a small botanical garden, but certainly nice to have seen.
While spending a few weeks with my parents in the Netherlands, near Arnhem, we figured we might as well go to the nearby Burgers' Zoo, and I have to say: very glad we did. It's a lovely zoo.
De Bieschbos is a nature reserve (of sorts, anyway) in the Netherlands, and a great place to boat about a little My parents, owning a modest flat-bottom boat, do so often enough. When I join them, the camera comes along.
The Fresno Zoo is definitely a worthwhile trip if you're in the neighbourhood. It's not the biggest, but that means you can actually spend a day and cover everything instead of needing multiple days. And it's the best value for money zoo we've ever been to. You should go. Seriously.
As part of our trip to Dublin we went on a walk around Glendalough, or the valley of the two lakes, if you need translations. Which you don't, because nature is a universal language, and it's very nature. Also pretty. You should go.
We took a trip from London to Kew to visit Kew Gardens in 2012. It's a wonderful place and you should go visit if you have the chance.
We got a chance to take two trips to Mayne Island, one of the Canadian Gulf Islands, just off of Vancouver Island. It's a delightful little island and I'd love to go back a bit more often.
If you're in Monterey, you need to do two things. 1: take 17-mile drive. 2: go to the aquarium. This is number two.
My parents have a lovely garden. When the weather's nice, it's usually a matter of just taking a camera, and walking around in it looking for something to photograph.
One of our natural stops in Portland was the Japanese Garden. The chibibis and Muk muk were very happy to be out in nature again!
It's a nice day in spring, let's walk along Vancouver's "River walk" waterfront and take some pictures of birds? We didn't set out to shoot all the birds we saw, so there's plenty more we passed up on (crows, Canada geese, and bushtits, amongst others)
We went to see the Seattle Aquarium, which is actually kind of nice (although the mammal section needs a bit of work, there's a lot of plain concrete... functional, but not the most aesthetic material ^_^)
The Berkeley Rose Garden is a love little amphitheater of fragrances that is in bloom from spring to late summer, peaking in May. If you're in Berkeley for a day: it's free! Go visit it an enjoy it for a few - unless it's been overrun by horse tails...
In 2011 I finally had the chance to go visit the Burgess shale, taking the hike up to the Walcott Quarry. It was a surprisingly easy hike, and also well worth doing.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are, in a word, awesome. And not in the popular sense of the word, but quite literally - they instill a sense of awe, and that's a great thing. I should have visited them years ago!
Part of our trip to Chicago involved exploring the Chicago Botanical Garden. Worth a visit, even in winter!
Located near Angels Camp, California, the Moaning Cavern is a huge solutional cave, (one of the largest in the US), with its first champer measuring 100 feet across and 165 feet deep. It's an impressive cavern to visit, and I strongly recommend you seek it out.
We took a quick trip to the Lan Su Chinese garden during our Portland 2014 trip. There's not a lot of pics, and that's because I was carrying a camera that can't take the kind of pictures I want to take...
The Oregon Zoo is pretty neat, an in late autumn, there are very few yelling children so that's great too. The Elephants are extremely depressing and it's a good thing they're getting a new pen, although the 2017 delivery time smacks of "we aren't even fucking trying", despite the $53 million they're spending on the project. Anyway: animals!
We did a surprise visit to the Toronto Zoo as a "last chance to see the red pandas" thing in 2011. Of course, we also saw some other animals =)
In june 2006 I took a trip to the botanical garden at the University of British Columbia, armed with a camera, tripod, and some lenses. This is the result of that little trip.
Near Arnhem, made famous for a horribly failed world war 2 offensive, in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands, lies Wolfheze. My parents live there. It's full of nature. I love it.
During out Seattle trip we went to the Woodland Park Zoo, which was fun.
Artis de Partis also had a good time there!