A Windy Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh

I had a few possibilities as to where I would go today, but I knew it had to be out of the city. Since the provincial parks are open, my first thought was the Whiteshell Provincial Park as it has been years since I have been there. It is a little over an hour to… Continue reading A Windy Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh

Back to the Zoo

Things are very slowly starting to return to normal. The big thing (for me) is that the Assiniboine Park Zoo has opened. Normally, I volunteer there about 3-4 times a week, and I have really missed it. The zoo opened to the public on Wednesday May 13th, but on Tuesday the 12th, we had a… Continue reading Back to the Zoo

Canada Geese at Fort Whyte Alive

Some Canada Geese and Goslings were active at Fort Whyte Alive the other day, so I got some pictures of them. Everything is so peaceful, so you can almost forget you are in the city while walking here.

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

Another Walk in the Rain

I haven’t been to Fort Whyte Alive recently and thought I would head there for a walk today.  I was delayed a bit because my Mom wanted me to help with something and that didn’t actually go as planned.  But, I still had to get some time in nature where I might be able to… Continue reading Another Walk in the Rain

Fort Whyte Alive in May

After the last few weeks of planning and then executing the plans to sell my house and set my retirement, I needed a break. After breakfast and grocery shopping this morning, I headed out for some fresh air and critter viewing at Fort  Whyte Alive. What a beautiful morning for a walk! Lots of Canada… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive in May

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

Geese and Goslings

Chester and I were in luck to see 2 Canada Goose families on our walk this morning.  The goslings are very young in one family and a little older and much bigger in the other one.  I know they grow quickly, but don’t know by looking at them how much older the larger goslings are.… Continue reading Geese and Goslings

Finally Some Babies

I was beginning to think that I wouldn’t be seeing any babies along the Red River this year, but the Canada Geese decided to parade some goslings by this morning while Chester and I were having our walk.  They are not newly hatched, so they have been hiding them somewhere during our normal walk times. … Continue reading Finally Some Babies

Canada Geese and Goslings

I still have more pictures of the critters at the zoo from the other day, but at this time of the year, the Canada Geese and their adorable Goslings are fun to watch.  There was one little Gosling that I was keeping an eye on – for two reasons.  One – he was limping and… Continue reading Canada Geese and Goslings