Fort White Earth Alberta

Fort White Earth Alberta

Fort White Earth, or “Lower Terre Blanche House”, doesn’t really have a lot of recorded history in Alberta – at least not from a few quick internet searches I had done, but I’m ok with that as a part of my adventures are all about getting out for the journey…

Yellow Headed Blackbird

The Yellow-Headed Blackbird

The Yellow-headed Blackbird demands your attention – from the beautiful coloring to the screeching call they make that sounds like a rusty gate being opened – this bird is impressive. Watch for them nesting in the same areas as wrens and red-winged blackbirds. But you’ll likely hear this bird before…

a Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

The Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

I’ve been seeing this curious critter a fair bit up in the higher elevations of the rocky mountains of Alberta and earlier this year was able to identify these squirrels as the “Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel”. You might initially think it’s a large chipmunk – but if you look closely,…

squirrel eating a pine cone

Squirrel Season!

It seems to be ‘squirrel season’ this year… Every where I’ve been, there have been squirrels. And those squirrels are on a feeding frenzy of pine cones. While checking out the Mountain Park Cemetary of Cadomin area, I came across this furry fellow munching away. Cadomin is in the foothills,…

Speyeria Hesperis Beani Butterfly

A recent hiking adventure close to my current home resulted in some 350 photos being taken of wildlife in the area. A few of those photos consisted of this brilliant orange, but very nervous butterfly, and had to test out the new 300mm Tamron zoom lens to even get this…