Today is July 1st – Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!
Every time I have gone to Fort Whyte so far, I have seen something I hadn’t seen before or followed a trail that I hadn’t followed before. This trip was no exception.
I probably would have gone on Monday anyway, but I had a specific reason for going there this time. One of the benefits of membership is that I can bring someone (other than a spouse) for no charge each and every time I go there. Most of my friends are not as interested in wildlife and fresh air as much as I am, so I have been going on my own. It occurred to me recently that I could maybe take a client that I take out for walks and for lunch a couple of times a week. When I mentioned it, I was told about the sailing they do out there for disabled people.
So – my client is registered to go sailing there next week and I wanted to go out to find out which dock area I would have to take him to. That information was quick and easy to obtain and I could have found out with a phone call – but since I was there, I might as well explore the trails and boardwalks. 🙂
I immediately found these Canada Geese relaxing just outside the door.
A couple of steps further and I saw these 2 young Groundhogs. First time seeing Groundhogs there.
I barely started my walk when I saw 2 muskrats. I’ve caught very brief glimpses of one a couple of times, but never for long enough to get a picture. This time they were fairly co-operative. They didn’t pose together, but I did get some pictures of them swimming.
Next were a couple of Mallard Duck families. Obviously not a first, but always fun to watch. There is quite an age difference in the 2 sets of ducklings.
This concludes the first 15 minutes of my stay here. 🙂
More to come – hopefully tomorrow.