Vic went birding early this morning while I slept in. We had lunch at The Peanut Farm overlooking Campbell Creek. Our first stop was the Alaska Zoo to get pictures of animals to use in class presentations in case we don't get good photos in the wild. They had six wolf pups at the zoo. They were amazingly cute, nipping at the heels and pants of their keeper, trying to bring her down. We heard the pups howling from the other side of the zoo. The sound of wolves howling is bloodcurdling, even at the tender age of 11 weeks. We also saw a polar bear, wolverine, porcupine, Dall sheep, muskox, caribou, moose, arctic fox and lots of other animals, including the only elephant in the state of Alaska.
We drove up the "hill" behind Anchorage to Chugach State Park, where we got a great view of the bay and town. Next, we explored some little city parks (DeLong Park, et al.). They didn't look anything like city parks. These city parks were like being in the wilderness with lakes surrounded by forest. Wildflowers were everywhere. Even with cloudy skies, it was beautiful.