One of the oldest continuously operating attractions in Florida can be found right here in Sarasota. That would be the Sarasota Jungle Garden. The first time these gardens were opened for the public was way back in December of 1940. Since then millions of visitors have walked the trails and delighted in the antics of the animals and marveled at the serene beauty of the lush tropical surroundings. The gardens are spread out over 10 acres of land. Among the popular features are the free roaming flamingoes and the bird and reptile shows.
The Sarasota Jungle Gardens is proud of their heritage of animal care and rescue. “Many of the animals that you will see at our attraction came to us through many sources. Some were rescued from adverse or inhumane conditions and some were donated by pet owners who could no longer care for their charges,” they write on their website. “Many of the rare and endangered exotic birds were given to us by various rescue organizations nationwide. Our native Florida Crocodiles, which are a “species of concern”, are on loan to us from the Saint Augustine Alligator Farm and a local breeder to use for educational and conservation purposes.”
If you have visitors coming from out of town this summer, you’ll probably want to take them over to the Jungle Gardens. It’s a perfect way to spend the day. Another perfect way to spend a summer day or evening is simply to relax in your own backyard. Whether you’ll be entertaining guests or just relaxing with special loved ones, you want to create an environment that is every bit as peaceful and lush as the Jungle Gardens. That can be easily accomplished with a few minor adjustments.
For instance, a water fountain can add to the serenity of any outdoor environment. This doesn’t have to be a huge fountain by merely a simple design that circulates water. A fountain can become the centerpiece of your backyard oasis. Next up you’ll need some comfortable patio furniture. One thing to keep in mind when buying patio furniture is to make sure you get pieces that are easy to move around and can be covered in a storm.
Speaking of a storm, if you had any unwelcomed debris blow into your backyard from the last bit of rain and wind then you’ll surely want to get rid of it. That can be taken care of with a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Sarasota. The same junk haulers who you would call upon to take away the clutter in your garage or closet can also handle the task of removing yard waste. It doesn’t matter if that waste is organic or man-made: it will all fit on the back of their truck! Don’t waste another perfect Sarasota evening: get started on your yard clean up today!