Elk Island National Park near Edmonton was in all her glory today. I enjoyed a delightful 4 km walk beside Astotin Lake and even saw a Wood Bison near the road on the way home. Perfect.
In early May in central Alberta we are just beginning to see signs of spring. There are tiny green buds on the birch trees and when the sun shines on them they have a subtle green glow. The signs of beaver activity are everywhere. They have felled a lot of trees that lie near the […]
I am very fortunate to live only half an hour away from Elk Island National Park where there are about 400 plains bison and 300 wood bison. It is the only fully fenced national park in the country, and the fencing is necessary because the bison population is being actively managed. The fence is there […]
I was reminded today of the A.A. Milne poem, At The Zoo. I couldn’t remember it all, but I did recall the part about biffalo-buffalo-bison. I saw several Wood Bison today on a hike with my eldest son and his wife in Elk Island National Park. The bison are huge, majestic, and too scary to […]
While looking through my photos I realized that I often take pictures of things in rows. I’m sure there is some deep psychological reason for this. Perhaps it is because I have a need for order, or that symmetry is visually satisfying, or maybe rows of things just beg to be photographed. I don’t know. […]
Elk Island National Park is a conservation area for all sorts of wildlife including wood bison, plains bison, elk, and moose..These pictures show some of the lovely scenery as well as some bison. 26 September 2015