Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Discovery Nature Sanctuary

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.



Lord, thank You for the detail You put into creation and for being at work even when we can’t see it.

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

That does look like a mink.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a great place! I hope you post about it often. Love your Wood Duck header!

MadSnapper said...

such a beautiful reserve, I did not notice the buildings in the back until i read your comment about being close to industry. the pod does resemble a bird but also I can see a dragon with a tiny head. i think I forgot to tell you how stunning your header is for May. WOW

Marie Smith said...

That is a great place for a wander and will only improve with care. Wonderful!

George said...

This looks like a great place to visit. It's nice that places like this are still being created for people to enjoy.

photowannabe said...

Yes, amazing detail in God's creation.
I'm glad you have a new place to walk and see the wildlife.
Sue

Linda Blakeman said...

What a blessing to have this nature sanctuary so close to home. I've never (knowingly) seen a mink in the wild. Pretty neat. I'm sure this place will afford you many photo ops in the seasons to come.

Rose L said...

We have everything blooming here! I have never seen a mink in the wild before.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

These photos are awesome. You are so fortunate to have a nature sanctuary close to home.

Debbie said...

ooooh ruth, you have such a gift!! a beautiful landscape, i think that is a mink but i am no expert!!

happyone said...

What a wonderful place to go walking. Your photos are exceptional.
I see a bird with spread wings in the photo as well.
I'd say that was a mink too. I saw one run across the road in front of me while walking to town one time!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wonderful nature images. I do see the bird. (The milkweedpods pics are so artistically composed).

Lorrie said...

You've found much beauty in a seemingly dormant landscape. Love the wood duck header photo.

Rose said...

How wonderful to have a place like this.. love your photos...I think that might be a Great Blue Heron...or else Sandhill Crane.

Tori Chu said...

Such amazing photos, i love all the photos here, thanks for sharing

Rose said...

Happy Mother's Day, and meant to say previously I love the Wood Duck capture in your header. Gorgerous shot!

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