Riding Mountain National Park is Open

Right after the Federal Government here announced that Riding Mountain National Park was opening – the Elkhorn Resort put their rooms on sale. All rooms for the same price – so I quickly picked a deluxe suite and booked 3 nights. I had packed my suitcase the night before I was leaving an had everything… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park is Open

A Couple of Hours at Lockport with Pelicans (and friends)

Yesterday looked like a nice day and I had nothing in my calendar – so I headed north to Lockport to see and photograph the Pelicans around the dam on the Red River. I pulled into the park on the east side of the river when I got there and walked over to see if… Continue reading A Couple of Hours at Lockport with Pelicans (and friends)

Back to the English Garden with my Camera

I will warn you in advance that the pictures are not great and I obviously need more practice on moving birds, but I did diversify a bit, so the ones other than birds aren’t too hard to look at.  

Little Guys at Fort Whyte Alive

I got a few non-bird pictures while walking around at Fort Whyte Alive the other day. The next three were all crossing the path I was walking on. In a place like this (even right in the city) it is all natural and you never know what  you might find there.  I have seen caterpillars… Continue reading Little Guys at Fort Whyte Alive

June 4 – Skukuza

Bright and early this morning I was on my way to Lake Panic. I wasn’t sure exactly where it was, but the lady in the shop said to turn right at the stop – so I did. I noticed only a couple of other cars turned right, so I was hopeful that they were also… Continue reading June 4 – Skukuza

May 25 – Letaba to Tamboti

First critters this morning were Helmeted Guinea Fowls trying a road block, but they had some problems. There were enough of them – about 2 dozen, but they were divided into 3 groups, so were easily dispursed. Amazingly enough, there were no Impalas until much later today. First critter once it was light enough to… Continue reading May 25 – Letaba to Tamboti

May 17 – Satara

I woke up around 5 am as usual this morning and got myself something to eat & drink before heading for the gate. I didn’t want to be at the beginning of the lineup, since everyone will pass me anyway – so I waited until the gate was open before leaving. There was still a… Continue reading May 17 – Satara

More from Fort Whyte Alive

Yesterday I showed you the Pelican pictures I took at Fort Whyte Alive, but of course, I took other pictures too. As always, you can click on any individual picture to see a larger version. The Birds – Canada Geese, Mallard Duck and a young Robin. Painted Turtles. While watching and taking pictures of these… Continue reading More from Fort Whyte Alive

Orange Striped Butterfly

Sometimes it is hard trying to find the names of birds that I photograph, but finding names of butterflies seems even harder.  I’ll probably have to go back to the Assiniboine Park Zoo to find out all the names of the different butterflies they have in the butterfly garden before I find out.  By searching… Continue reading Orange Striped Butterfly

Bathing Ducks

I did not even check the temperature this morning when Chester and I went on our walk.  I didn’t even check it when we got home and now around noon it is 27C with a predicted high of 33C and possible thunderstorms to follow.  It was very pleasant for our morning walk, so I am… Continue reading Bathing Ducks