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From Birds to Bison: A Day of Winnipeg Nature

From banding songbirds at Oak Hammock Marsh to watching bison at FortWhyte Alive, it was a day of Winnipeg nature for yours truly. I got to visit two destinations designated as Canadian Signature Experiences by the Canadian Tourism Commission, all the while appreciating Manitoba at a whole new level. Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre A 40 minute …


Adventures in Pembina Valley, Manitoba

I will never forget driving through beautiful fields of canola on my way to Pembina Valley Provincial Park while flipping through the AM radio stations, seemingly getting further away from civilization, and hearing the following broadcast: Tornado watch for: Melita, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Boissevain… We all have fears. Sometimes, illogical fears. My illogical fear …


Spider Ballet: An East Van Nature Story

Once upon a time on Commercial Drive, there were two spiders performing a pas de deux. It starred resident spider (right) and impostor spider (left). Sometimes their dance resembled a circus trapeze act. Other times, a wrestling match. Eventually resident spider had enough of its guest and unceremoniously flung impostor spider to the ground. Resident spider then …