Hiking in Canada: Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Elk Island National Park encompasses 194 square kilometres of gently rolling hills interspersed with many lakes and wetlands. It is located in east-central Alberta (about 35 kilometres east of Edmonto...

Birding at Beaverhill Lake, Alberta

On a hot, breezy afternoon in mid-June, 2014, I drove a dirt access road to Beaverhill Lake, intent on birding this Alberta avian hotspot. Located about 60 kilometres east of Edmonton, Beaverhill Lak...

Prairie Spring in Alberta

Here in Nova Scotia, spring rain drips from grey sky, shrinking snow patches in our yard, woods, and meadows. On a morning walk, I noticed pussy willows brushing air with silvery softness, and black-c...