In recent years a new nature preserve has taken shape.
The beauty is that it is only about eight miles from my place, so I can go there often.
Discovery Nature Sanctuary is located just east of Winkler, Manitoba. This place is still new, but it offers some relaxed walking paths, a creek, a pond complete with marshes at the edge. Also, it features some mature trees as well as shrubs. All this attracts a variety of birds. I have added a link to the Facebook page of this site.
My first visit there this spring was early, so not too much green around yet, but that didn’t mean there was nothing of interest .
All photos in this post were taken on April 10,2021.
The empty shell of last years milkweed was still hanging on.
Along the edge of the pond, I spotted this fella. I believe it is a Mink and that may mean that the ground nesting birds will have to work a little harder to protect their nests.
What do you see here? I see a bird, don't ask me what kind, but it looks like spread wings to me.
I love this old tree, and yes, it is alive,but as I said it was early, so no leaves at that time.
The creek is calm, waiting for the action of the waterfowl which is sure to happen shortly.
Yes, this place is at the edge of the industrial area of the city, but the birds really don't care.