Louise Queen

Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Shubenacadie (Part 2)

In Sites and Sounds on August 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Here are some more of the animals that we met on our travels around the 2 kilometers of pathway/ 40 hectares of land

Peacock

Peacock

??

??

What wonderful colours. What a shame I can’t remember the name. Does anyone know?

Moose

Moose

Supposedly you are very lucky if you manage to catch a glimpse of this guy…. I guess we were have a very lucky day to get this photo

Reindeer

Reindeer

Now we know where Santa keeps his reindeer…

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park (Part 1)

In Sites and Sounds on August 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

As you probably all know my parents and sisters were here from the 1st-15th of this month. It was great to see them and to explore Nova Scotia a little more. We actually visited Shubenacadie (pronounced “Shoo-ben-ack-a-dee”) Wildlife Park on the very last day they were here but these are the photos I have to hand at the moment and I thought there was no harm in working backwards…

Wildlife Park

Wildlife Park

First of all, I had to try and teach the gorillas to map read –

Map Reading

Map Reading

Once that was sorted, we moved on to look at some of the other animals…

Bear

Bear

Don’t they just look so cute? I wouldn’t want to take my chances though.

Eagle

Eagle

These Eagles had been brought to the park after being injured. They have been nursed back to health but sadly aren’t able to fend for themselves in the wild anymore.

Otter

Otter

Read the rest of this entry »

Wildlife on our Deck

In Sites and Sounds on July 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm

1) Mr Colin Squirrel

Cameron called him Colin and I think the pictures say the rest…

No 1

NO 2

No 3.

This little guy spent the whole of yesterday playing in our garden and on our deck. He even helped clean up after lunch, nibbling on the crumbs. I couldn’t quite believe how close he let me get to take his picture. Read the rest of this entry »

A Trip to Kejimkujik National Park

In Sites and Sounds on November 29, 2008 at 7:41 pm

A weekend in Nova Scotia usually entails making some sandwiches, a flask of coffee and packing up the car with hats, scarves and golves before heading off in some random direction not quite sure what you are going to find.

This weekend was no exception so fully kitted out we headed to Kejimkujik National park via a few dirt tracks and first nation settlements.

After some poor navigation from me (the map doesn’t always correspond to the few scattered road signs) we decided to swap places i.e. Cameron navigate and me drive. I successfully managed to freak him out, drifting in some mud and testing out our car a little (although it now has a few extra teeth marks/nail scratches in the inside of the passenger door).

After the fun in the mud we decided to venture of the dirt track down a little side road in order to get an amazing lake view.

The name wasn't on the map - sorry

The name wasn't on the map - sorry!

We thought this may be a good canoeing spot but there are just so many lakes to choose from… Read the rest of this entry »