Almost Spring at Bunn’s Creek

March is the month that can go either way around here. We have had blizzards some years and we have had an early spring other years. This year is looking more like it will be an early spring. It can still go the other way though, so I’ll just enjoy what we have right now.… Continue reading Almost Spring at Bunn’s Creek

Fort Whyte Alive on a Beautiful Sunny Day

After yesterday’s dismal looking sun, I wasn’t going to waste today’s beautiful sun, so I headed over to Fort Whyte Alive for a walk. The temperature was a lovely -7C. This is the sun we normally see a lot of in Sunny Manitoba. The Chickadees were not very co-operative today, but I managed a couple… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive on a Beautiful Sunny Day

I Survived the Extreme Cold Temperatures

We are just emerging from some extreme cold warning weather, that had temperatures in the -40C range with wind chill temperatures in the -50C range. I haven’t been outside much until I headed out this morning for a walk at Bunn’s Creek. I am still determined to find a Cardinal and/or the Owl that hangs… Continue reading I Survived the Extreme Cold Temperatures

Time for a Nature Walk

Yesterday was my Mom’s funeral. She was 97 years old and had been in a nursing home since just before the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Only 10 people are allowed at funerals at this time, so only the basic family here in the city could go. Today, I needed time in nature, so I… Continue reading Time for a Nature Walk

A Different trail in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park

I have almost turned into this trail other times thinking it was the Prairie Winds trail and this time I decided I would check it out. This is the Pine Ridge Trail. It was a very short walk to the Kudlowich homestead. It is the only homestead left on the trail, but it looks like… Continue reading A Different trail in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park

Walking Around Assiniboine Park

I am so sad that the Assiniboine Park Zoo is still closed, but happy that the rest of the park is open and the trails are kept in good condition. I parked at the East Gate and headed into the park this morning. It is amazing to have temperatures so close to 0C in December… Continue reading Walking Around Assiniboine Park

Back to Bunn’s Creek

I am still trying to find the Cardinals at Bunn’s Creek and they are just never around on the days/times when I go. I still had a nice walk, talked to a few people and pet a few dogs – so the walk wasn’t a waste of time or energy. One very helpful lady who… Continue reading Back to Bunn’s Creek

Assiniboine Forest – Exploring a different area

Yesterday, I decided to check out a different area of the Assiniboine Forest. This is a large area that pretty much begins at the Assiniboine Park. The park starts at the Assiniboine River. Some areas in the park are bush and it is common to find White-tailed Deer right along with other urban wildlife. Corydon… Continue reading Assiniboine Forest – Exploring a different area

A Chickadee Morning at Birds Hill Provincial Park

It was still dark when I headed out this morning. The forecast for today was going to be above freezing and I wanted to be at Birds Hill Provincial Park shortly after the sun would be rising. It was daylight when I arrived, but the sun was hiding behind a sky full of clouds. It… Continue reading A Chickadee Morning at Birds Hill Provincial Park

A Return Visit to Bunn’s Creek Trail

After my first trip to Bunn’s Creek Trail, I checked a map to see where the creek ends so I can walk from there back to the park. It turns out that it ends when it enters the Red River and there is a parking lot there – so that is where I headed this… Continue reading A Return Visit to Bunn’s Creek Trail