Spring at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

The Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve seemed like a great place to go for a walk yesterday. The ice is mostly gone, but on some of the little ponds where there is no moving water, there is still a layer of ice. I didn’t test to see how thin the ice was. Mallard Ducks and… Continue reading Spring at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Continuing Yesterday’s Walk

After making it back to my car, I started my drive back home. As I have mentioned before – I am completely directionaly challenged. Since this was my first time coming into this parking lot, I got to a spot where the road split in 2 different directions and I picked the wrong one. BUT,… Continue reading Continuing Yesterday’s Walk

Back to the Zoo

This morning I had an appointment with a dentist – just to get to know them and know what they can or will do for me. It looks like their policies are quite similar to the dentist I have been going to for the last few years in Winnipeg. They are going to contact them… Continue reading Back to the Zoo

A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Zoo

I had a few reasons for moving from Manitoba to B.C. and the weather was one of those reasons. Yesterday it was +9C under a sunny sky while in Winnipeg, it was below zero with snow. In Winnipeg, one of my regular activities was to volunteer at the Assiniboine Park Zoo there and I was… Continue reading A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Zoo

Walking Around Sardis Pond

I love finding new places to walk, but always enjoy returning to my favourite spots too. Yesterday, it was time to return to Sardis Pond. Last time I was at this pond, there were hundreds of Canada Geese but this time, I could count the total numbers of them on one hand. Before leaving home… Continue reading Walking Around Sardis Pond

Back at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Each time I go back to this beautiful Nature Reserve, I explore a little bit more and this time was no exception. Some of the photos are cropped by WordPress to fit, but you can see the full photo by clicking on it. A pair of Mallard Ducks and a beautiful (& very tall) dead… Continue reading Back at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

Return to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

The first 2 times I went to the Heron Nature Reserve, I saw one Great Blue Heron – and both times it was at the same spot (give or take a couple of meters). So, I headed there yesterday morning to see if I could find it again. It was drizzling a bit, but but… Continue reading Return to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve

What’s the Chance that I Might Find another Great Blue Heron at the Reserve

I know the Great Blue Herons leave the reserve once the young ones are independent, but since there was one young one still hanging out there when I went a couple of weeks ago, maybe I’ll find another one. I still have several trails through there to explore anyway. I did find a bird that… Continue reading What’s the Chance that I Might Find another Great Blue Heron at the Reserve

Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve & More

I decided it was time for me to check out the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve a couple of days ago. I found about about this reserve after I had seen the beautiful Heron in the Sardis Pond a few days earlier. My first stop though was Sardis Park & Pond, where I managed a… Continue reading Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve & More

Finally – Back to RMNP – part 3

My next stop is one of my favourite sunrise locations. Grayling Lake. It is quite a small lake surrounded by evergreens. Next stop was Moon Lake where there was lots of ice remaining From Moon Lake, I continued north. Just north of Moon Lake is prime Moose viewing at times. Not this time though. I… Continue reading Finally – Back to RMNP – part 3