A Truly Wild Experience

November 24, 2017

“The Smaller The Creature, The Bolder Its Spirit.” ~Suzy Kassem I found myself in a precarious situation, trying to keep the bike between me and the angry beast. No matter what I tried it just kept […]

Wild Jobs Part Five: Wildlife Photographer

January 29, 2016

Photography has long been a hobby of mine, especially wildlife photography.  I always thought that professional photographers that were paid to photograph wild creatures in exotic locations had some of the best jobs in the […]

Wild Jobs Part Two: Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician

April 16, 2015

Part two in my series on outdoor-related professions looks at the work of Wildlife Rehabilitation Technicians at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC).  Recently I spoke with Holly Duvall, AIWC’s executive director, about her work, the […]

Birding 101

April 2, 2015

Several years ago during a weekend camping trip a discussion broke out between my wife and I about which species of deer, White-Tailed or Mule, we had just seen walk through the campground. An acquaintance, […]

The Eagle Highway

October 17, 2014

Alberta is home to two species of eagle, the Bald and the Golden.  Twice a year these magnificent birds use a narrow strip on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains as a highway.  In […]