Okinawa Zoo & Museum diary

2020/4/12
Children's Center

The team to raise and care for the animals~I planted a kazura


Good morning.
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Okinawa Childhood Center has been closed for the time being since yesterday.
The "Animal Feeding Team", which was scheduled to start just yesterday, is also a staff member's only activity.
It's a bit lonely, but I'll do my best with the feeling that I'm working together with all the members of the team.
The photo at the beginning is the Ryukyu-kozakura that bloomed in the little stream zone. It's a little spring, you have to look closely to see it!

Then, I'm going to report my activities.
First, we went to pick up the poop of the herbivores in the park and the compost made from the plants in the park.


Herbivores are really amazing, but they don't smell at all~.
We encountered centipedes and bedbugs on the way, but we got the equivalent of a field.
Next, we will move to the stream zone to tend to the fields.


Thanks to the camera work of the camera staff who went with me, the rice paddies look like a vast area (laughs).
In fact, it's about 10 tatami mats... I finished removing "algae" and water plants in about an hour.
Dragonflies and butterflies dance, and the rice paddies are filled with newts and goats that have grown to about 4cm in size.
We are thriving. ...I can't take a picture because my hands are muddy...I'm sorry.
I'll make love to you as soon as I open the park and make love to you


Lastly, here's an introduction to the "Animal's Rice" that we're currently raising!
Clockwise from the top left, they are "Ohi Goo", "Ginseng", "Mae Opa" and "Kazura".
Incidentally, I cut three kazura trees, but one was completely given to snails (?). Even the stems can be eaten.
One was eaten all the leaves orz only the one in the photo is stepping on it!
Thank you, Kazra, for growing up! Keep fighting!
The fields where we plant Mae Opah and Kazura in particular are the places where we try to use natural farming methods.
It's a harsh environment where only the strong survive, not the worm.
Thinking about it, I started to say to my plants every morning, "Oh, you're growing up, thank you!
I'm sorry, I'm a member of the team...
I'm sure everyone in the Animal Feeding Team would want to say so too! Maybe!

So we finished our activities yesterday.
From now on, I will occasionally write about the fields in the little stream zone outside of the activity days on my blog.
I'll make love to you if you enjoy reading it.