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Animals

Airports + National Bee Day

Honey bees are experiencing a drastic decline in the United States and that’s having a bad impact on the worldwide environment.

Creating habitats where they could thrive is a part of the answer. And on National Honey Bee Day, Saturday, August 20, we recognize the contributions honey bees make to our lives.

Airports abuzz

Airports around the u . s . a . are doing their element to help the honey bees thrive via hosting honey bee hives on airport lands.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are most of the airports that have apiaries on web site.

The bees at MSP Airport are there as part of the University of Minnesota Bee Veterans program, which presents unfastened beekeeping education for Minnesota Veterans, along with month-to-month workshops, consisting of in-individual and on line workshops.

Here’s a video from MSP showing honey bees inside the hive.

Does your airport have hives? (Tee-hee) Let us recognise and we’ll update our list.

Wildlife spotted at Juneau International Airport

Alaska’s Juneau International Airport (JNU) is far from flashy.

The maximum latest terminal preservation at JNU introduced a few spectacular pieces of artwork but left behind the taxidermy animals vacationers have lengthy related to touchdown on this town.

We spotted arriving passengers dropping their luggage to take selfies with these critters. And we questioned if grizzly bears had been nonetheless around. “Oh, sure,” my Alaska-born seatmate instructed me at the return experience, pulling out her cellphone to show me a wobbly video of a big grizzly she and her family had encountered at the same time as strawberry choosing on a faraway beach the day before.

Travel Tidbits: Animals at Airports

Update on the large flamingo at Tampa Int’l Airport

The airport art group at StuckatTheAirport.com can barely anticipate Tampa International Airport to finish the set up of a 21-foot tall sculpture of a flamingo in the essential terminal.

When completed the huge bird will seem like lightly dipping its head under the water’s floor.

TPA shared the information this week that the 6,0000 kilos of custom-made ceiling panels designed to duplicate the surface of the water surrounding the flamingo have eventually arrived in Tampa from Japan and are being organized for set up.

On Watch for Wildlife at SEA Airport

Speaking of natural world…

There’s a brand new show off at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) encouraging passengers to assist save endangered animals round the sector.

The exhibit consists of information approximately endangered animals and illegal animal trafficking.

Included in the display are examples of confiscated illegally trafficked wildlife artifacts alongside sustainable appearance-alikes.

Look for the show off in SEA’s S Concourse, the departure factor for maximum worldwide flights.

Airports rejoice National Puppy Day

Today is National Puppy Day. So get ready for masses of snap shots of airports domestic dog to pop up on social media,

We’ll start off with Heathrow Airport’s early tweet and upload extra as we spot them.

Feel unfastened to proportion pix of the manner your airport’s pups are celebrating.

Travel Tidbits from SFO + Finnair +Indiana State Museum

SFO’s Wag Brigade Gets a Bunny

Most airports that had them before the pandemic have now delivered again their groups of strain-busting remedy animals to the terminals.

A exceptional instance is SFO’s Wag Brigade, that is made from about a dozen cute puppies, a pig named LiLou, and the newest member of the crew, a 28-pound Flemish Giant rabbit named Alex the Great. Look for all of them next time you’re in SFO.

Finnair handing out Nort Pole Diplomas

Yes, even adults love getting a fixed of plastic wings when onboard a few airplanes. But Finnair has brought lower back a groovy amenity for vacationers: a certificate for passengers who've flown over the North Pole.

Back in 1983, while Finnair became the first airline to fly non-prevent from Europe to Japan, passengers at the provider’s Tokyo flights have been given a certificate for flying over the North Pole.

Now, Finnair is the usage of that polar course once more so that you can keep away from flying in Russian airspace. And the carrier has added lower back the certificates – plus some Moomin stickers.

On March 9, flight AY073 from Helsinki to Tokyo Narita headed closer to the North Pole, instead of heading East. With this flight, Finnair resumed its service to Tokyo Narita, skirting around Russian airspace that closed on February 28.

Where We’d Go: Indiana State Museum

Now that the Airport Search museum team is lower back inside the area, we’re adding a stop to the Indiana State Museum to our list so we are able to see the show off approximately Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist within the World.