Cheetah Cam at Africam

You may have heard this somewhere before, but I am slightly addicted to Africam.  The newest cam is Cheetah Cam and it is set up at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) near Hoedspruit, South Africa.  This is one of the places I went to while in South Africa in August, 2012. The camera was set… Continue reading Cheetah Cam at Africam

Pelicans on the Red

I never know what I might see along the Red River when Chester and I begin our walk. This morning a flock of Pelicans were having a swim.  I love Pelicans, but don’t often get to see them unless I plan a trip north of the city on the right day at the right time… Continue reading Pelicans on the Red

Journey to Churchill

Journey to Churchill is a new exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.  This was in planning for a long time (no idea exactly how long) and under construction for around 2 years. The main focus of this exhibit is the Polar Bears – but other Northern animals have also been benefited by new… Continue reading Journey to Churchill

Wood Ducks and a Surprise in the School Grounds

I don’t know if this is the same Wood Duck family that Chester and I saw several days ago on the Red River, or not.  If it is the same family, it looks like 3 ducklings are missing but  they are sure growing.  Maybe the others were still foraging on the ground and I just… Continue reading Wood Ducks and a Surprise in the School Grounds

Grey Squirrels

Grey Squirrels are not as common around here as the Red Squirrels are and as far as I know, they always nest in trees instead of in peoples homes.  I certainly enjoy watching them whenever I find them playing. Yesterday I was able to watch 2 of the Grey Squirrels racing from tree to tree… Continue reading Grey Squirrels

Along the Red River and My Job

Whew – its been a few days since I’ve found time to write here, so I thought I’d combine stuff together to get caught up.  Life kind of got in the way for awhile. As you may know (since I mentioned it here), I retired from my job at the Y at the end of… Continue reading Along the Red River and My Job

Bump on a Log

Chester and I found a bump on a log on the Red River yesterday and I am sure it wasn’t there the day before.  This requires a zoom and a picture to see what we have. Sometimes these bumps are really just bumps and sometimes they are critters disguised as bumps.  🙂 I had zoomed… Continue reading Bump on a Log

Chester Found a Bunny

I know – Chester almost always finds at least one bunny and usually more – but this bunny stopped to pose for us.  OK – so most of them pose too – but this is a young one and he showed both sides. This little guy is pretty much all grown up now.  Another bunny… Continue reading Chester Found a Bunny

Wood Ducks

We’re having a beautiful morning here.  The sun is shining, the temperature is 21C and there is a slight breeze.  Chester and I watched a Wood Duck and her 7 ducklings swimming on the Red River.  They stayed nicely in line, so I could get them all in my pictures.    


Crows are so much fun to watch.  They seem to enjoy whatever they are doing. Yesterday Chester and I found this family of crows on the banks of the Red River when we were out for our morning walk.  They were so busy and so noisy, and afterwards I was sorry that I hadn’t taken… Continue reading Crows