Easter egg hunt at the Wolf Howl Animal Preserve
Pictures by Maria Ferguson
and so the healing process begins
Friendly reminder that the doves in the Efteling (Netherlands) are either gray, white, pink blue or green.
They are tame birds and painted with animal friendly dye. They are painted 4 times per year. They used to bathe them in the paint, which didn’t actually harm the animals but made them drowsy for a few days, but later animal welfare decided they could only be painted with brushes. The German factory that sold the paint went bankrupt and the Efteling bought all of their remaining paint.
The painted doves are less likely to be attacked by birds of prey, so this method is also used by pigeon fanciers. It’s animal friendly and looks very cute so I thought I would share.
We drove to Efteling when I was a little girl and it was the best experience of my life, better than Disneyland by a million. Seriously, if you love fairytales, Efteling is the place to go. It’s like being transported into the most beautiful fairytale book you could ever dream of.
reblogging my own post back here again, because what blood-freckles is saying is extremely true and you should consider visiting some time.