Assiniboine Park Zoo Visit

I am at the Assiniboine Park Zoo a lot since I have been volunteering there for the last year and a half, but my picture taking while volunteering is limited to my cell phone.  Yesterday I had some time to go there – not as a volunteer, but as a member with my camera.  It… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo Visit

Oak Hammock Marsh on a Cool & Windy Day

I haven’t been to Oak Hammock Marsh in many years.  The last few times were only because the parrot club was having a display there and as a member, I would take some of my birds out to take part.  The club still has displays there, but I haven’t had any birds for several years… Continue reading Oak Hammock Marsh on a Cool & Windy Day

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 2

I was still at Lake Audy Dam at the end of the last post and was enjoying the scenery and the birds, when I saw something swimming off in the distance.  It was actually more just the water moving that I saw.  I zoomed in on it with my camera and was surprised to see… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 2

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

Although it was very cloudy again this morning, I was up and out of the B&B first thing in the morning and headed to Grayling Lake in the hopes the clouds would clear enough for morning sunrise pictures.  It was foggy and I remembered getting some beautiful foggy sunrise pictures there a couple of years… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 3, part 1

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 2, part 1

I was up and out exploring before the sun rose hoping to catch a sunrise, but the sun had too much trouble peaking out from behind the heavy cloud cover.  After the sun rose, there was a bit of blue sky here & there, but not many sightings of the sun all day. I started… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 2, part 1

Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 1, part 4

After exiting the Bison enclosure, I headed to the Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast to get checked in.  I had a tour of the place, got the pictures all loaded onto my laptop to clear the camera card and relaxed a bit before heading back out. First stop was the Wishing Well, and the sprinklers had… Continue reading Riding Mountain National Park in Early Fall – day 1, part 4