Donkey & Iris Day (May 8)
Updated: Aug 26
May 8 is Donkey Day & Iris Day! It's pretty fitting because donkeys are donkeys, but they are the "workhorse" around the farm and I think I read somewhere that irises are the "workhorse" flowers for floral bouquets. :)
Some fun facts about Donkeys, which I represented in this graphic.
"Donkeys are in fact a highly intelligent animal despite popular misconception.
Donkeys can live for over 50 years
Donkeys are very strong and intelligent
A donkey is stronger than a horse of the same size.
Donkeys have an incredible memory – they can recognise areas and other donkeys they were with up to 25 years ago.
Donkeys are not easily startled (unlike horses) and have a keen sense of curiosity.
Donkeys have a reputation for stubbornness but this is due to their highly developed sense of self preservation. It is difficult to force or frighten a donkey into doing something it sees as contrary to its own best interest or safety.
Donkeys are more independent in their thinking than horses and will reason, then make decisions based on their safety.
Some fun facts:
"Irises are named after Iris, the goddess of the rainbow in Ancient Greek mythology.
The flowers come in all the colours of the spectrum, except for red.
Some irises have a dark, red brown colour, but there are no bright red irises."
The most famous irises are probably the ones in Van Gogh's Irises (1889), which are all blue, except for 1 white one. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!