Last month was the final month to visit the “Wings of Wonder” exhibit at Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford, IL where they were featuring lorikeets. They had many of the small birds and allowed guests into the exhibit to interact with them. There was also cups of nectar available to purchase to feed the lorikeets. Thankfully, there was also a sanitation station to clean up at after the birds inevitably did their business on you or a friend :p
I went with my husband and while he fed them nectar, I took lots of pictures of these beautifully colored animals.
The lorikeet exhibit may have been temporary, but the conservatory is still a beautiful place to visit year-round. After spending time with the birds, we walked around the rest of the conservatory and admired the wide variety of tropical plant life on display as well as everything else the conservatory had to offer.
I don’t make it a practice to sell photos from locations that charge some sort of entry. So these photos won’t ever be available for sale. Since that’s the case, I’d love it if you used them for educational purposes (with credit to both myself and the conservatory). No commercial use though, please. And be sure to support your local conservatory or gardens!