Walking the Trails in Assiniboine Park

Until my last move, I have always lived east of Assiniboine Park and always entered from the east. Since I moved west of the park a couple of months ago, I found out that there is a large western side of the park with trails. I have now been entering the west side and driving… Continue reading Walking the Trails in Assiniboine Park

A Stroll in Assiniboine Park

The temperature wasn’t much over 0C this morning, but the sun was shining and I grabbed my camera and headed out. Now that I am back in my apartment, the temperature is at 13C – so not bad, and the sun helps too. As I strolled along an asphalt path in the woods along the… Continue reading A Stroll in Assiniboine Park

Walking Through the English Gardens and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

It was a cool morning, but the sun was shining and I went for a walk through the English Gardens. I knew there would be some birds around, but didn’t think any of the flowers would have survived the couple of frosty mornings we’ve had in the last week or so. The first 2 photos… Continue reading Walking Through the English Gardens and Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Looking for Hummingbirds

I haven’t been to the English Gardens looking for Hummingbirds for awhile – and the last time I went to the Gardens was a chilly morning, so they weren’t active yet. Today, I went in the afternoon when it was nice & warm. Unfortunately, they were too fast this time – LOL – but I… Continue reading Looking for Hummingbirds

Assiniboine Park

A few days ago, I decided to head to Assiniboine Park and specifically to the English Garden/Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in the hope of finding Hummingbirds and/or Indigo Buntings. I did manage a few photos, but did not see any Hummingbirds or Buntings. A couple of days earlier I had seen the elusive Indigo Bunting… Continue reading Assiniboine Park

Looking for an Owl

After walking the dogs this morning, I headed to the English Garden beside the Zoo at Assiniboine Park. Several people have been seeing a Barred Owl there and I wanted to see and photograph it also. I couldn’t find him though – even with the help of a friend who had seen him more than… Continue reading Looking for an Owl

Assiniboine Park Zoo in the Winter

There is a lot of good views of the critters in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in the winter. Most of the animals live in the climate that we have here and get much more active in the winter than in the summer, when they would rather find a shady place to sleep. I went there… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo in the Winter

English Garden at Assiniboine Park

I am often in the Assiniboine Park because I volunteer at the zoo, but I seldom go into the English Garden, which is right beside the zoo.  Yesterday, I was early for my shift and decided to spend the extra time in the garden. I only had my phone with me, so the pictures are… Continue reading English Garden at Assiniboine Park

English Garden/Leo Mol in Assiniboine Park

The last few weeks, people have been posting pictures in a Manitoba Bird page on FaceBook that I follow.  They indicate they are finding Indigo Buntings in the English Garden in Assiniboine Park.  I have never seen one of these birds and decided to head there with my camera and see if I could find… Continue reading English Garden/Leo Mol in Assiniboine Park

Catching Up

Christmas and New Year’s Day have come and gone and here we are in 2018.  I wonder how long it will take before I stop writing 2017.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and has started 2018 safe and happy. I am currently house and dog sitting my buddy Toby, who belongs to… Continue reading Catching Up