It's my favourite month of the year.
School's back in and routines rule our lives again. But we still have daylight savings, long, warm, summer's days & evenings that cool down (perfect for BBQ's). Our weekends are still fairly lazy and relaxed (prior to the soccer mania that takes over our family in April).
And February is also my birthday month :-)
This year, February is also Wildrhino time!
Taronga Zoo is hosting a 3 month long event to highlight the plight of rhino's in the wild due to poaching and loss of habitat.
125 rhino sculptures have been created by various Australian artists. These rhino's have been sent out into the wild to be displayed in parks, squares & public spaces around Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Central West NSW (esp Dubbo, where the Western Plains Zoo is located).
64 rhino calves have also been designed by local school children and displayed in Federation Centres across Sydney.
This week, on my day off work, I went rhino hunting!
I downloaded the app and headed into the city.
Many of the city rhino's were sitting in the same spot used by the Snailovation people last year.
In 3 hours I managed to find 15 rhino's.
Many of the Central NSW rhino's will remain unfound by me (due to time & distance constraints), but Louise at A Strong Belief in Wicker, your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to find some of these Western rhino's for us!!
In front of the Town Hall (opposite the QVB) is
2 Rhinos stand guard at the Market St end of the Pitt St Mall. This one is
Sponsored by Channel 7, it features signatures of the Home & Away cast on his front foot.
Near the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park I found
Hyde Park Barracks plays host to
Martin Place had 3 rhino's scattered across it's open plains.
This very confused rhino is outside the old CommBank buildings.
While the rhino below is ensconced in front of the Channel 7 building (where they film their breakfast program - Sunrise).
I have never been to Chifley Square before, so finding this rhino was a real adventure!
I posted this pic on Instagram with all the appropriate tags.
I was delighted when Rachel Chu left a lovely comment and a like :-)
I couldn't find the rhino that was meant to be in the forecourt of the State Library (anyone?)
But the 2 in the Botanic Gardens were easy to spot.
This is the rhino with prime position!
It wasn't until later on when I viewed my photos at home that I saw the shadow on the base.
I was starting to get a little tired by the time I found this rhino in front of Customs House.
Thankfully my last rhino for the day was at the ferry terminal on Circular Quay (below).
The rest will have to wait until another day...
Starting (top left in a clockwise direction) the last 4 rhino's are
Numskull : Keratin Collectibles (Circular Quay)
Marty Routledge : Heavy Weight (Farrer Place)
Samantha Chin : My Rhino's Keeper (Martin Place)
Richard Allen : Rhinoceros Orchardos (Pitt St Mall)
I hope you've enjoyed Wildrhino hunting with me.
Stay tuned for more rhino's in the following months!
This post is a part of Saturday Snapshot with West Metro Mommy.