Assiniboine Park after a Temperature Drop

Luckily we did not get the extreme & dangerously high temperatures that the west coast of Canada had a few days ago, but we had temperatures in the high 30C range – up to 38C. Parts of British Columbia were in the high 40C range almost 50C. Currently a large number of wildfires are burning… Continue reading Assiniboine Park after a Temperature Drop

An Early Walk to Avoid the Heat

It is very hot here now with temperatures in the hi 30C range. Right now it is starting to cool off and it is 35C (with a “feels like” 39C) We set a record high yesterday and today is similar, except that we are expected to end the day with a thunderstorm. I really missed… Continue reading An Early Walk to Avoid the Heat

A Morning at Assiniboine Park

Even though I often walk at the same places, each trip is different because different critters & birds might show themselves. This trip certainly had some of the birds that I’ve been wanting to find for some time. A Canada Goose family was in front of me and I noticed how large the Goslings are… Continue reading A Morning at Assiniboine Park

A Walk Around Kildonan Park

On my drive out to Lockport the other day, I saw a hot air balloon floating in the sky. I remembered the day I finally had a ride in that balloon. I say finally – because it took several bookings before the weather was just right, but it was worth the wait. After that thought,… Continue reading A Walk Around Kildonan Park

Morning Stroll at Fort Whyte Alive

Living in the middle of a city, I have found that I need to spend time in nature as often as I can. Listening to critter sounds is what I need, instead of traffic or people yelling or sirens. I like to just stroll along casually, listening to or watching the birds and any other… Continue reading Morning Stroll at Fort Whyte Alive

Ducks at Fort Whyte Alive

Yesterday, I showed you the Pelicans at Fort Whyte Alive and today it is time for some ducks. It was a beautiful morning for a stroll and most of the critters were fairly co-operative.  More to come tomorrow.

A Little Walk

Yesterday, I had absolutely nothing scheduled except for laundry, so after the laundry was done, I went for a walk along the Seine River.  I just brought my little camera that does’t have a lot of zoom, since it fits into my pocket. First thing I found was on a tree trunk just behind my… Continue reading A Little Walk

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

Goslings!!! and a Duck

I have seen reports of goslings at both the Assiniboine Park Zoo and at Fort Whyte Alive, but I haven’t seen any of those ones.  This morning though I saw my first goslings of the year! It is an absolutely beautiful morning after a full day of rain yesterday.  The sun is shining and everything… Continue reading Goslings!!! and a Duck