A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 5

After my little mid-day break, I headed back out to see what I could find. Instead of going back into the park, I went south a bit after getting some information on lakes with a nice variety of birds along a road nearby. My first photo wasn’t a bird though. As I rounded a corner,… Continue reading A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 5

A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 3

After leaving the Black Bear with hidden cubs, I returned to the Bison enclosure to head back to the highway. Of course, I took more photos of the Bison and when I saw a couple of Pelicans flying above, I took a photo of them too. On the drive back to the highway, I stopped… Continue reading A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 3

A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 2

After leaving Wasagaming, I headed north towards the Wishing Well. There is (of course) a well to collect coins as you make your wish, but I go to take photos of the birds in the water and was hoping to find some fish in the little stream that runs through it. In the summer and… Continue reading A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 2

A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 1

Although I am lucky enough to have several places in or near the city where I can roam freely and take photos, I always love to go a bit further away where I can completely immerse myself in nature. I also get to see more variety and sizes of wildlife when I head up to… Continue reading A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 1

An Early Walk to Avoid the Heat

It is very hot here now with temperatures in the hi 30C range. Right now it is starting to cool off and it is 35C (with a “feels like” 39C) We set a record high yesterday and today is similar, except that we are expected to end the day with a thunderstorm. I really missed… Continue reading An Early Walk to Avoid the Heat

A Morning Walk at Oak Hammock Marsh – part 2

At this point, I was almost finished with my walk through and around the marsh and was heading back to the car. I was going to drive to the north side of the property and go for another walk there. Before I left though I really wanted to get a decent photo of some birds… Continue reading A Morning Walk at Oak Hammock Marsh – part 2

A Morning Walk at Oak Hammock Marsh – part 1

Over the last several months, I have developed a habit of walking every single morning and I always take my camera with me. I look for any wildlife or scenery to photograph and I walk a few miles. I enjoy sharing my photos with friends and family both on my own facebook page and on… Continue reading A Morning Walk at Oak Hammock Marsh – part 1

A Morning at Assiniboine Park

Even though I often walk at the same places, each trip is different because different critters & birds might show themselves. This trip certainly had some of the birds that I’ve been wanting to find for some time. A Canada Goose family was in front of me and I noticed how large the Goslings are… Continue reading A Morning at Assiniboine Park

A Couple of Walks in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 2

The walk back to the car along the 2 trails was a nice walk again, but the birds and critters kept themselves hidden. I then drove over to the West Beach Parking lot and began walking the trail that goes around the lakes. This time, I walked the beach area first and then up and… Continue reading A Couple of Walks in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 2

A Couple of Walks in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 1

The provincial parks in Manitoba closed all the trails in their parks earlier this spring due to the extreme dry weather and the possibility of fires. There were several very large and out of control fires burning in the province at that time. After we finally got a few days of rain, the trails are… Continue reading A Couple of Walks in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 1