Thursday, October 25, 2012

Snow in the Sanctuary

We've been a lot busier with Twitter than the blog lately (you can follow us at @NatureCentre), but today I thought I'd take a quick walk on the Dr George Trail to see what I could find after our recent snowfall.

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I'm most definitely not a fan of snow or cold, but there's no denying that a covering of snow can give an interesting insight into what's sharing the trails with our human visitors. As always, click on the photos to see larger versions:

Our deer population likes to sneak snacks from the bird feeders when no one's watching.

Deer tracks down the sides of the path; humans down the middle.

Red squirrels tend to use the same runs over and over as they go from tree to tree.

I found moose tracks down the trail to the bird blind.

If you keep your eyes open, you may even see bird tracks in the snow.

Here's a track I'd sooner not see. Please remember, everyone, that dogs aren't allowed in the Sanctuary. There are plenty of other great places in Waskasoo Park to go walking with your dogs, but in the Sanctuary the wildlife should always come first.

I hope you'll take a moment in the next day or two to see what other tracks you can find. In the meantime, Halloween is coming quickly, and Kathryn has some fantastic things planned for our Family Drop-in Halloween on Saturday, October 27. It runs from 6 - 8 pm, and admission is $3/person or $10/family. Dress up, and come explore the spookier side of nature. Call us at 403-346-2010 for more information.

1 comment:

Red said...

Tracks always tell interesting stories. It's also a surprise when the snow falls and you can see who's visiting. Here it's mice.