Anne Elliott's photos with the wild animal

American Pika - such a cutie

American Pika - such a cutie
Fall began just 10 days ago but "winter" arrived this morning, 2 October! Maybe five or six inches of the white stuff so far. I have an appointment this afternoon to go and get my snow tires put on - the snow beat me by just a few hours. Our temperatur…
Added on October  2, 2018

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
As so often happens, I managed to get just a few photos (five) from this outing posted on Flickr. Other trips came along and I always seem to get so behind. This morning, I have added another four shots from this fun day with friends.

On 9 July 2018, I…
Added on September 18, 2018

Thirsty Bighorn Sheep

Thirsty Bighorn Sheep
Tomorrow, 31 August 2018, I plan to join friends out west of the city. Thought I would post tomorrow's photos tonight, so that I am not in such a rush early in the morning. Today, I spent time watching the first memorial service, in Arizona, for Senator…
Added on August 31, 2018

Columbian Ground Squirrel / Urocitellus columbianus

Columbian Ground Squirrel / Urocitellus columbianus
The day before yesterday, 28 August 2018, I did another long drive, this time SW of the city into the mountains. This is a second area that I try to do on my own each year now, to make sure that I don't lose confidence to do the drive. Luckily, I saw a…
Added on August 30, 2018

Jackie's squirrel - Red or Eastern Gray?

Jackie's squirrel - Red or Eastern Gray?
The weather alert for poor air quality continues, though this morning is low risk, unlike the extremely poor air quality the last few days (10 and 10+). This changes all the time. Our temperature is only 7C at 10:00 am! Looks like we could have rain to…
Added on August 19, 2018

Black Bear seen from the bus

Black Bear seen from the bus
On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus Trip for Nature Calgary, with each year being to a different location in Alberta. These two…
Added on July 18, 2018

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel munching on Yellow Columbine

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel munching on Yellow Columbine
Wow, thunder, lightning and rain right now - going to turn off my computer!

Yesterday, 9 July 2018, I went for a trip to Kananaskis with friends Shirley and Pam. This was planned as a bear hunt - but not a single bear was to be seen : ) As usual, when…
Added on July 10, 2018

Black Bear seen through the bus window

Black Bear seen through the bus window
On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus Trip for Nature Calgary, with each year being to a different location in Alberta. These two…
Added on July  5, 2018

The start of a great day

The start of a great day
Friends and I had such a great day yesterday, 30 June 2018, travelling westward into the mountains for a bio-blitz on the land belonging to such a delightful family. I hardly know where to begin - and I won't do so until I have had (late) breakfast and a…
Added on July  1, 2018

Cinnamon Black Bear, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Cinnamon Black Bear, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Waterton Lakes National Park is where three friends (Anne B, Janet and Shirley) and I went the last two days, 11 and 12 June 2018. Part of Monday was spent travelling south to Waterton Lakes National Park, stopping at several places en route, including L…
Added on June 13, 2018