Our four older fellas, Jerry, Hayden, Nico, and Jacksen visited the San Antonio Zoo during the first part of May. We spent a fun time watching the bears and the big cats. One small bear spent time stretching itself among the tree branches. Pastor McCombs, our driver, and I had as much fun watching the animals as the guys did.

We walked to a section of the zoo designated as an Australian rainforest where animated lorikeets live. These brightly colored birds sat on our shoulders begging for some sweet nectar. Each student was given a small cup of nectar and was immediately pounced upon by the gregarious small parrots. The birds perched on our students’ head, shoulders, or arm to drink the yummy nectar. It was a delight to watch our students and the highly social birds interact.

We also went to a small sitting area amid many different kinds of birds who were not hungry for nectar, but for insects. One of the zoo’s keepers came and gave the audience live insects to throw up into the air. One bird in particular loved to catch the insect in mid-air and grandly fly back to his perch.

I would like to invite all students in grades 1-8 to join our “flock” this August 12, at 8:30 a.m. We’ll have a nice “perch” waiting for you! Registration for the 2013 – 2014 school year is Sunday, August 4, from 2 – 5 p.m. in the church foyer. We would love to see you there.