Nice Day for a Walk

Thursday was a beautiful day here with the sun shining and the temperatures around the 0C mark.  Generally the weather in January is more in the -30C to -40C and I only go outside when necessary. I have to take advantage of the nice weather, and where better to go than Fort Whyte Alive in… Continue reading Nice Day for a Walk

Quiet Morning Walk

Although I often show pictures of this walk along the Seine River, I do walk if very often without my camera.  I decided to bring the camera on a snowy morning walk this morning. I haven’t seen any of the White-tail Deer that I watched all summer long and decided to see if I could… Continue reading Quiet Morning Walk

Chickadees Found Me

If you’ve been with me for awhile, you’ll know that I made a  Chickadee friend at my last apartment, where I had a balcony to put food out for him.  He was affectionately called St. Peanut because in one of his first pictures  his head was bowed in front of a peanut. I don’t have… Continue reading Chickadees Found Me

The Birds at Lockport

I took a drive to Lockport this morning to see how the ice was on the Red River at the locks today.  Not much ice around there, but some Gulls, Geese, Crow and a  Bald Eagle entertained me while I looked. First – a co-operative Gull posed for me – then a Crow flew overhead.… Continue reading The Birds at Lockport

Ice and Waterfowl

The Red and Assiniboine Rivers in Winnipeg are moving the ice around and trying to get it out of town.  The Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks don’t seem to mind the ice cold water and swim happily in it. After breakfast I went over to The Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet to… Continue reading Ice and Waterfowl

The Forks – end of March

I decided to wander over to the Forks to see how spring is progressing there.  The snow is pretty much gone, but the ice still remains on both the rivers – obviously not strong enough for even the geese to walk on in places though. The ice hut made from blocks of ice taken from… Continue reading The Forks – end of March

It is Still Winter at Fort Whyte Alive

Last month Mother Nature tried to fool us into thinking we would have an early spring, but she soon brought back the winter weather.  So – winter activities have resumed as the ice has frozen on the lakes & rivers again.  The  Canada Geese stayed with us and are waiting for the weather to warm… Continue reading It is Still Winter at Fort Whyte Alive