Looking for an Owl

After walking the dogs this morning, I headed to the English Garden beside the Zoo at Assiniboine Park. Several people have been seeing a Barred Owl there and I wanted to see and photograph it also. I couldn’t find him though – even with the help of a friend who had seen him more than… Continue reading Looking for an Owl

Bears will be Bears

The Polar Bears at the Assiniboine Park Zoo were having lots of fun yesterday. The 2 main participants in this wrestling match are Storm and York and then Willow makes an appearance at the end as she very slowly slid down the hill towards them. I could have stayed and watched them much longer, but… Continue reading Bears will be Bears

Assiniboine Park Zoo in the Winter

There is a lot of good views of the critters in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in the winter. Most of the animals live in the climate that we have here and get much more active in the winter than in the summer, when they would rather find a shady place to sleep. I went there… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo in the Winter

Spring is on the Way

Yes, Christmas is on the way too – but spring WILL be here sometime in the next couple of months. In the meantime, I will be moving at the end of March and have been packing in advance. The first 2 weeks in March I will be bird and house sitting, so I won’t get… Continue reading Spring is on the Way

Assiniboine Park Zoo Visit

I am at the Assiniboine Park Zoo a lot since I have been volunteering there for the last year and a half, but my picture taking while volunteering is limited to my cell phone.  Yesterday I had some time to go there – not as a volunteer, but as a member with my camera.  It… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo Visit

Blustery Day

I was scheduled for a volunteer shift at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this morning and a little bit of wind and snow wasn’t going to stop me.  🙂 It turned out to be one of those days when there were more volunteers than visitors. The temperature wasn’t too bad, but combined with the wind and… Continue reading Blustery Day

Photo Challenges

For a year starting around the end of 2016, I participated in a photo a day challenge.  It was fun, so I decided to repeat it, this time starting on January 1st, so there was a more distinct start and end to the year.  I am not repeating the pictures – just the challenge, which… Continue reading Photo Challenges

Chilly Day at the Zoo

We were spoiled with a few warmer than usual temperatures earlier this week and the sudden drop in temperature along with a higher wind and snow sure hit hard this morning.  But, I was scheduled to be volunteering at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, and that is where I was going. I bundled up and headed… Continue reading Chilly Day at the Zoo

Three Hours at the Zoo

Of course, I am referring to the Assiniboine Park Zoo here in Winnipeg, where I volunteer for a three hour shift once or twice a week.  During that time we move to different locations so that each shift is spent in 3 different areas.  This way we see most of the zoo in the time… Continue reading Three Hours at the Zoo

Polar Bears

It was a chilly morning for a walk (-18C), but it was sunny and not much wind, so I headed over to the Assiniboine Park Zoo.  Many of the critters enjoy the cold weather and are more active than they are during the summer, when it is more comfortable for us humans. I got pictures… Continue reading Polar Bears