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

June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 5

I had a good night’s sleep after that exciting Black Bear evening, and around 5:00 am, I was awake and heading out the door to see what I could find. First sighting was a White-tailed Deer, who looked to see who was stopping for her. Most people don’t even slow down for the deer, but… Continue reading June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 5

June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 1

This trip was planned because of all the bear and bear cub sightings that had been posted on the Facebook page for RMNP lately.   Unfortunately, my usual entrance and exit to and from the park is always on Highway #19, but the spring weather had deteriorated the road badly and it was closed.  I had… Continue reading June Trip to Riding Mountain National Park – part 1

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

A Spring Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Springtime brings hundreds of migrating birds who are heading for their nesting spots in the area or further north.  One of my favourite spots to see them is at Fort Whyte Alive, so I headed over there a few days ago to walk around.  It was a beautiful morning. I just barely cleared the entrance… Continue reading A Spring Walk at Fort Whyte Alive

Red-Winged Blackbird

Yesterday was the first time I’ve seen a Red-Winged Blackbird along the Red River here.  I wasn’t fast enough to catch him flying, since he took me by surprise, but he was nice enough to perch and pose for me. It was a beautiful day here yesterday after the thunderstorm during the night.  I heard… Continue reading Red-Winged Blackbird