Geese, Ducks and More

It was such a beautiful morning yesterday, so I headed back to Fort Whyte Alive to walk after the snow had melted. The wind died down, the sky was blue and the temperature was back above 0C. Actually, it was about 10C and absolutely perfect for walking. Happy Easter!

Looking for Bald Eagles

Now that I know the location of a Bald Eagle nest, I decided to return for better photos. I don’t think I mentioned in the last post that the reason I didn’t zoom in more was because the batteries were pretty much exhausted and the camera would shut down if the zoom was used. It… Continue reading Looking for Bald Eagles

Fort Whyte Alive after a Fresh Snow

This morning I decided to head over to Fort Whyte Alive and so that is what I did and arrived a few minutes after they opened at 9:00 am. I stopped on the road as I was driving in to get a photo of some of the Canada Geese and Sea Gulls at the edge… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive after a Fresh Snow

Last Stop Today – Bird’s Hill Provincial Park

My car ended up taking me east again and when we reached Highway 59, we turned south to head back in the direction of home. But, when we got to Bird’s Hill Provincial Park we turned in there. I hadn’t been to the Cedar Bog trail since my “lost in Bird’s Hill Park day”, so… Continue reading Last Stop Today – Bird’s Hill Provincial Park

Return to the Bird’s Hill Park Lakes & Trails

Just like my first walk after breaking my shoulder was back to the trails at Fort Whyte Alive where I fell & broke it, my first walk back in Bird’s Hill just had to be to the area where I was lost for a few hours. This time I decided to reverse the walk by… Continue reading Return to the Bird’s Hill Park Lakes & Trails

Almost Spring at Bunn’s Creek

March is the month that can go either way around here. We have had blizzards some years and we have had an early spring other years. This year is looking more like it will be an early spring. It can still go the other way though, so I’ll just enjoy what we have right now.… Continue reading Almost Spring at Bunn’s Creek

Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 1

We are in the midst of a very brief winter warm up with a +6C temperature yesterday and about 0C today. I decided to avoid the trail in Bird’s Hill yesterday as it would probably be crowded and harder to social distance. I headed out there today for a walk. I stopped at the Cedar… Continue reading Lost in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park – part 1

A Walk in Bird’s Hill Park

Another day with reasonable temperatures, so I decided to drive to Bird’s Hill Provincial Park to go for a walk. Usually, I go in the morning, but I had a couple of errands to do – and then headed out in the afternoon. I decided to stop at Prairie Winds trail for my walk today,… Continue reading A Walk in Bird’s Hill Park

Time for a Nature Walk

Yesterday was my Mom’s funeral. She was 97 years old and had been in a nursing home since just before the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns. Only 10 people are allowed at funerals at this time, so only the basic family here in the city could go. Today, I needed time in nature, so I… Continue reading Time for a Nature Walk

Fort Whyte Alive with an Ooops

Fort Whyte Alive has re-opened. The outside is open, but we can’t go inside the building where the regular entrance is. The entrance has been moved to a side gate right at the start of the trails. I was quickly signed in and was on my way. Under a dull and cloudy sky, I took… Continue reading Fort Whyte Alive with an Ooops