A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 3

After leaving the Black Bear with hidden cubs, I returned to the Bison enclosure to head back to the highway. Of course, I took more photos of the Bison and when I saw a couple of Pelicans flying above, I took a photo of them too. On the drive back to the highway, I stopped… Continue reading A Couple of Days in Riding Mountain National Park – part 3

A Stroll around Fort Whyte Alive

Spring means baby critters and a walk around Fort Whyte Alive seemed to be a good idea. Although I heard there were some Goslings there, I was unable to find them (this time). I did find critters and some large babies though. We are having beautiful weather now and I will be outside as much… Continue reading A Stroll around Fort Whyte Alive

Looking for Pelicans

I don’t usually go out to walk trails on Saturday, since there are often too many people around to enjoy the walk and very difficult to socially distance – but this morning I thought I would head out to Lockport to see if any Pelicans would like to pose for photos. There were a few… Continue reading Looking for Pelicans

Wandering Around at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

The Zoo and the English Gardens (both in Assiniboine Park) are almost right beside each other, so after leaving the Gardens, I headed over to the zoo yesterday. The cooler temperatures of autumn mean that many (but not all) of the critters are more active than in the summer. I finally managed a decent shot… Continue reading Wandering Around at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

A Fall Evening at Fort Whyte Alive

I thought it would be interesting to take morning photos at Fort Whyte Alive on the same day that I had booked to visit in the evening for the Sunset Goose Flights. I have never been to Fort Whyte Alive in the evening before. They normally close at 6:00 pm. I arrived just before 6:30… Continue reading A Fall Evening at Fort Whyte Alive

Taking a Break from Packing

I have quite a bit of my packing done and will be living with boxes for awhile. There isn’t much more I can do now since I am still living here for 3 1/2 weeks. I was going to head for Oak Hammock Marsh, but changed my mind while driving and went to Lockport to… Continue reading Taking a Break from Packing

What – Another Move???

As many of you know, I lived in my little old house for 33 years. I sold it when I retired, since I wouldn’t be able to afford the upkeep on it with just my pensions. It was a very old house (built in 1900). I am currently in my 3rd apartment in the 4… Continue reading What – Another Move???

Pelicans at Lockport

Pelicans are so much fun to watch. Sometimes they are a bit of a challenge to photograph, but I just keep snapping and usually end up with some fairly good photos. One thing I noticed today is the way they fish together. Each bird in the group dives at the same time and comes back… Continue reading Pelicans at Lockport

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

A Couple of Hours at Lockport with Pelicans (and friends)

Yesterday looked like a nice day and I had nothing in my calendar – so I headed north to Lockport to see and photograph the Pelicans around the dam on the Red River. I pulled into the park on the east side of the river when I got there and walked over to see if… Continue reading A Couple of Hours at Lockport with Pelicans (and friends)