Bert Castro, director of the Phoenix Zoo, recently led a photo safari to
Africa that included Beth's husband Mike (photos elsewhere on the blog),
so we invited him to join us in the studio for Barguments.  Of course he
brought along a few of the zoo's residents!

Last chance this summer for Prowl and Play this weekend at the Phoenix Zoo.

 By the way .. a note from our friends at the Phoenix Zoo!

The wine you all enjoyed was generously donated by Cellar 433, a participating vintner of Rendez-Zoo. All of our vintners are local wineries, with Cellar 433 being located in Jerome.

Save the Date for the Fifth Annual Rendez-Zoo, An Evening of Conservation and Cuisine    Saturday, October 11, 2014

As twilight falls over the Phoenix Zoo, embark on an evening to remember as you are welcomed into Rendez-Zoo by the sounds of the Phoenix Boys Choir. Revel in a culinary journey, tasting delicious creations from some of the Valley’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. Bid on unique items at the silent auction and enjoy a preview of ZooLights. An elegant seated dinner served lakeside by Chef Eddie Matney follows with dancing to the music of the Raun Alosi Band.

Your support of Rendez-Zoo helps the Phoenix Zoo sustain world-class conservation initiatives, care for more than 1,400 animals and provide a myriad of educational programs.

Make your reservation at 602.286.3855, or online at