Introducing Toby

He is not mine and I am only living at his place for 3 weeks, but for the next 3 weeks, you just might be seeing some Toby stories here.  Toby is a 15 month old Chocolate Labrador, and is quite a big guy at 120 lbs. I am dog/house sitting and along with Toby,… Continue reading Introducing Toby

Assiniboine Park Conservatory

On the same day that I went to Fort Whyte Alive and saw the adorable fawns, I also went to the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park.  I still had time to kill before the volunteer event at the zoo there. The Conservatory is such a nice place to spend some time – the air is fresh,… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Winter at the English Garden & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

I’ve gone through the English Gardens & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park in the summer before, but this is my first time going in the winter.  There are no flowers (of course), but the sculptures are still here.  It was a beautiful morning to wander around a bit with a temperature of +3C… Continue reading Winter at the English Garden & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Assinboine Park and Conservatory

We have had more than enough snow and cold for the last few weeks, so yesterday I decided to head for the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park.  It has been a long time since I went through there and the plants and flowers are amazing to see. First some park pictures as I drove through.  As… Continue reading Assinboine Park and Conservatory

Assiniboine Park Zoo – July

Yesterday I went to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, to put on some miles on my FitBit and to check up on the critters.  I didn’t take a lot of pictures and most of the ones I did take were different than my usual ones – except that I got one of a Polar Bear playing… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo – July

Snow Leopards

Snow Leopards are much more suited to the temperatures we have here in Winnipeg than the African Leopards are.  The Snow Leopards love the snow. Our zoo has been very successful in breeding these beautiful Leopards over the years and last year had two more cubs born here.  Although I am not thrilled with the… Continue reading Snow Leopards

McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is home to the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre, which features Percheron horses.  To me, this seems like an unusual addition to the zoo, since Percheron horses are not known in the wild as far as I know.  Of course, this exhibit was entirely funded by donations and the park is allowing… Continue reading McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre