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Thursday, July 24, 2008

WaMu ZooTunes hosts Andrew Bird and Josh Ritter

Last night's concert was great! Both opening act Josh Ritter and featured performer Andrew Bird were at the top of their game and the weather, despite the rather foreboding clouds that had been around all day, actually warmed up a bit. The sold out crowd seemed to appreciate their talents as well. I was working the zoo's Conservation booth, talking with people about the more than three dozen field projects the zoo supports. It was remarkable how many people already knew a lot about several of the projects, including our work with the Snow Leopard Trust and the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, but we were able to provide some details about other projects, too, including the Western Pond Turtle Recovery Project and the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Project.

The next three concerts are sold out, but The Avett Brothers on August 27 still has tickets available at our sponsor, Metropolitan Markets. (Photo of Josh Ritter and Andrew Bird by Ryan Hawk)

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