Return to the Bird’s Hill Park Lakes & Trails

Just like my first walk after breaking my shoulder was back to the trails at Fort Whyte Alive where I fell & broke it, my first walk back in Bird’s Hill just had to be to the area where I was lost for a few hours. This time I decided to reverse the walk by… Continue reading Return to the Bird’s Hill Park Lakes & Trails

A Beautiful Morning at Bird’s Hill Provincial Park

The forecast for today was for above normal temperatures under a mainly sunny sky. I decided a drive to Bird’s Hill Provincial Park would be a great way to spend the morning. Normal temperatures for today’s date are between -1C and -11C and the high for today was forecast to be +12C – but it… Continue reading A Beautiful Morning at Bird’s Hill Provincial Park

Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 2

The gate to the West Beach in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park is always open – but it is a little chilly for swimming in the winter and I’ve never gone in there. Today I decided to take a look. After parking the car, I noticed that there are trails around the lakes – so I… Continue reading Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 2

A Walk in Bird’s Hill Park

Another day with reasonable temperatures, so I decided to drive to Bird’s Hill Provincial Park to go for a walk. Usually, I go in the morning, but I had a couple of errands to do – and then headed out in the afternoon. I decided to stop at Prairie Winds trail for my walk today,… Continue reading A Walk in Bird’s Hill Park

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

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

To Birds Hill Provincial Park for a Stroll

It felt like spring here in Winnipeg and with a temperature forecast to be -1C, it was time to find a spot in nature. The Provincial parks offer free entrance in February, and it has been awhile since I’ve been there, so I put a few sunflower seeds in my pocket and headed there. I… Continue reading To Birds Hill Provincial Park for a Stroll