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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Glorious Spring Day

It is one of those days when anything seems possible.

Never lose hope.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

View of the Nechako River

The river is still frozen, and it looks quite barren. But, I see that I am  mistaken. Across that expanse of snow and ice there are signs of life, and they are coming from a creek or tributary where large numbers of migrating Trumpeter Swans have gathered to rest and feed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Chance Sighting

It happened that, one day, when I was at the bridge an otter came out of the water onto the ice a safe distance away.  The otter was instantly alert, but he remained there for several minutes before slipping back into the water.  I waited for a bit and then out he came again into the sunshine.   

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

International Year of Forests 2011

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 2011 as the
International Year of Forests.

The forest provides protection for many animals, including this Mule Deer who bounded away when she saw me, but was still curious enough to stop and watch from behind a screen of branches.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Black-capped Chickadee

Year-round residents in the north woods ~

They keep us company during the long winter months.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Chilly Start to March

 About -18C yesterday

Redpoll with feathers fluffed up for warmth.

This hardy Steller's Jay has remained with us all winter.