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… Continue reading A Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Back at the Zoo

I spend quite a bit of time at the Assiniboine Park Zoo – both as a volunteer and sometimes just as a member on my own time. A couple of days ago, I had to be there for a meeting in the afternoon, so I decided to go a bit earlier with my camera. Inside Assiniboine… Continue reading Back at the Zoo

Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive

It looked like a beautiful morning today and the temperature was starting at -4C this morning and rising to -1C during the day.  Unfortunately the forecast didn’t mention the wind and therefore the windchill.  It wasn’t just that I just missed it, since I talked to others who said the same thing.  I didn’t realize… Continue reading Windchill at Fort Whyte Alive

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 4

This is my last morning here and I decided to sleep in a bit and hang around for the breakfast that comes with the lodging.  I have an east facing window in my room and saw that there was no chance of a sunrise picture in the park anyway.  After I woke up, I packed… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 4

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 3

We were still in the Bison Enclosure and had just left the White-tail Deer in the last post, and I was continuing along on the one way road towards the exit.  This road has lots of curves, especially once you get into the bush and it is quite a narrow road (which is why it… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 3

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 2

I was still at Lake Audy Dam at the end of the last post and was enjoying the scenery and the birds, when I saw something swimming off in the distance.  It was actually more just the water moving that I saw.  I zoomed in on it with my camera and was surprised to see… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 2

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 2

After relaxing in my room and on the deck, I headed back to the park and headed straight to the Bison enclosure.  I could see the Bison as I entered the gate, but suddenly slammed on my brakes to avoid hitting a Garter Snake right in front of me.  It is so easy to miss… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 2