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

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 1, part 3

There is only 1 stream that we cross over on the road to the Bison Enclosure, and I always have to stop for a picture – just one side and I’ll get the other side on the way out. The Bison weren’t hiding at all this trip in, and were actually quite close to the… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 1, part 3

Beautiful Day for a Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

After a wet and chilly morning, the sun came out and I decided to head to Fort Whyte Alive for a walk.  We are moving into autumn weather and the nights are getting cooler, so problems with insects are all but gone and the walk was pleasant. If you were to guess that there were… Continue reading Beautiful Day for a Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Bison at Fort Whyte Alive

These Bison were quite a distance away from the viewing areas, but I managed to zoom in enough so that, combined with cropping, I got some 1/2 decent photos. They have a nice herd of Bison at Fort Whyte Alive and it is nice to be able to see them in the city.    They have… Continue reading Bison at Fort Whyte Alive

A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive – part 2

Trips to Fort Whyte Alive are always nice.  It is on the outskirts of Winnipeg, but you feel immersed right in nature.  There are lakes, ponds or puddles, pastures, bush, a treehouse, bird feeding stations and a lot of birds and other critters.  It is a great place to just get away without actually leaving… Continue reading A Couple of Hours at Fort Whyte Alive – part 2

June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 6

After leaving the Pelicans and Ducks, I continued along the gravel road towards the Bison Enclosure.  It is a fairly long drive, so I just sit back and enjoy it. On the way in, I completely missed photo opportunities for 2 Black Bears, that dashed into the bush before I could get my camera ready… Continue reading June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 6

June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 3

We finished yesterday’s entry as I was leaving the Boreal Trail in Riding Mountain National Park.  The walk had such a sweet ending when I met a gorgeous little Pine Marten.  The plan is to continue South and head for the Bison enclosure. I arrived at the Lake Audy Road without incident (or sightings), but… Continue reading June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 3