Monday, February 20, 2012

Exploring the Boreal forest at Kingfisher

On Friday, Doodlepants' class went on a field trip to Kingfisher Conservation area and since we have company, Papa was able to join us. Even Papa and I got to snowshoe with the class. I am pretty sure that the last time I was on snowshoes, they were the big wooden type. These had spikes in them for climbing up hills and digging into ice. We had beautiful weather and got lots of fresh Northern air.

Just thought I'd share a few of the many photos I took.

The tall, tall trees of the boreal forest.

Can you see my Tiki man? The funny thing is, I didn't notice the resemblance until I got home and uploaded my photos. In the bush, it was just an interesting looking log! lol

The way trees can grow out of rocks just amazes me. I thought the way the snow had melted around the trunk in the shape of a heart was really neat!

We saw lots of beautiful birds, including these Pine Grosbeaks.

Doodlepants inside the quinzhee.

Well, these are just the photos from the first day! We have had a full schedule this weekend - Doodlepants had a bday party Friday night after this fieldtrip, we went skiing & boarding Saturday, attended Winter Carnival on Sunday, Chester & Hubby are skiing again today with a skating outing planned for this evening.....will be back with more photos soon and maybe a card.

Happy Family Day!

Shanna :)


  1. Yikes...Kingfisher lake brings back bad memories of cold fieldtrips past. 40 crying with snot freezing to their little faces. I shudder when I hear Kingfisher. At least you had some beautiful weather. Lee-Ann :)

  2. Great pics!! I've had many of the pine grosbeaks visiting lately - so colourful!!

  3. Oooh that looks like it was a fun time! All those beautiful shots. I'm jealous of the snow. We've had nada this year. :(


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