A Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Right after Christmas, I purchased a new coat during the boxing day sales.  It is much warmer than anything I have had before and would come in handy while volunteering at the zoo and walking at Fort Whyte Alive.  The weather was warmer than usual during this time, so I didn’t wear it until today when I had the time to get out to Fort Whyte Alive.

The temperature was -13C with a wind chill value of -19 – so still not the extreme cold that I would need this coat for, but cold enough to see how it was.

I took a few pictures of the native fish & turtles inside the 2nd building, but only two actually turned out well enough to show.  The first are Painted Turtles and I believe the fish are Perch.

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Just outside the door were 4 White-tail Deer.  They stopped to pose for photos.

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I never get tired of seeing Deer.
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These 2 didn’t even look up
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This one knows how to pose
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Close-up of this beauty
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This one kept on eating

The paths were fairly good for walking, especially on the side where the Bison are located and I snapped a few pictures on my walk.

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Trail was plowed
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Coming up to a lake
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Lake is just past the bench
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View after turning away from the lake
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Pair of Ravens flying above
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I didn’t climb up to the treehouse, but took a photo of it from the Bison mound
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The little waterhole where I often stop – hope there is more water in it this year.
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Sod House – I didn’t go inside this time.
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Ducks at some open water.

I was more than warm enough in my new coat.

2 thoughts on “A Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

  1. Wow – that is HOT Sue! I wouldn’t like that any more than -40 that we sometimes get here too. The hottest we get here is the low +30s.


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