A Drive through Birds Hill Park

It was a sunny, but chilly day this morning when I decided to drive out to Birds Hill Park, which is just north of the city.  It is free entry into Provincial Parks in February so it seemed like a good day to go. I  realized that I wasn’t dressed warm enough to go on… Continue reading A Drive through Birds Hill Park

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

Catching Up

Christmas and New Year’s Day have come and gone and here we are in 2018.  I wonder how long it will take before I stop writing 2017.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and has started 2018 safe and happy. I am currently house and dog sitting my buddy Toby, who belongs to… Continue reading Catching Up

Leopards, Tigers, Pandas & more

Most of the pictures that I took yesterday at Assiniboine Park Zoo were of one Polar Bear who did a wonderful job of giving me several poses.  I did manage to get pictures of more critters too, but didn’t want to have too many pictures in one post. You don’t usually see all the Seals… Continue reading Leopards, Tigers, Pandas & more

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

A Different View of the Zoo

Today I decided to concentrate more on the buildings and the spaces at the Assiniboine Park Zoo instead of the critters.  Of course, some critters still managed to get into a few photos, but I got many photos without critters too.  🙂 We will start with the entrance.  If you click on the pictures, you… Continue reading A Different View of the Zoo

Polar Bears – Assiniboine Park Zoo

The Polar Bears were having so much fun in the fresh snow we had overnight.  I took lots of pictures and a short video while watching them. The Journey to  Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo is such a natural place for these big guys.  There is no pacing as is often seen in zoo… Continue reading Polar Bears – Assiniboine Park Zoo