|It was Saturday (yesterday) when we stopped by but it wasn't busy. Very few venues are overly busy in this quiet laid back area.|
|The sign on the highway to the Huon Valley Visitor Centre and The Honey Pot.|
|This particular visitor centre has a wide array or more interesting items than some we visited in the past.|
The centre offers these services and more:
Booking service for attractions, accommodation, tours and cruises
Maps and brochures
National Park Passes
Gift Shop with Souvenirs, local crafts and products
Free parking on site
Toilets on site
Baby Change Facilities on site
|Stuffed wombat, koala and other popular Australian critters.|
|Hand carved wood guitar.|
|A stuffed Tasmanian Devil and others.|
|At first glance, we thought these were baguettes, big and small, when in fact they were rolling pins.|
|An enclosed honeycomb located in the shop.|
Surely, with the US as the second highest user of the world's pesticides it no wonder the bee population is dwindling. Hopefully, soon, "they" will accept this reality and make some changes.
Per this chart depicting the world's use of pesticides its easy to see this is a very serious situation:
Top Pesticide Consuming Countries Of The World
|Rank||Country||Annual Pesticide Consumption (millions of kilograms)|
It was only a few years ago, that the US was the highest user of pesticides but recently China has topped the list. For more information, please click here. Oh, I could go nuts on this topic, but I won't since let's face it, its political more than anything.
|Located in the rear of the Visitor Centre, the Honey Pot is an adorable "honey" themed shop. Neither of us uses honey due to the sugar content but it was fun to see.|
However, after shopping at the health food stores and farmers market, nothing pleases me more than to find insects in our produce. This is an obvious sign that few, if any, pesticides are used in farming especially when the insects are near the outer leaves or exterior of the produce.
|Bee inspired products.|
|Cute bee products for sale.|
|I didn't grab the camera quickly enough to take the photo when this worm actually picked up it's head and looked at me. I picked it up and placed him/her outside in the grass.|
Have a beautiful day filled with sunshine in your heart!
Photo from one year ago today, February 5, 2016:
|Tom, standing outside Taylor Dental Practice in New Plymouth, New Zealand where he had his problematic molar pulled. For more details including the cost, please click here.|