The Woes of Wildlife Cameras

December 17, 2016

Two years ago I published a story called Wildlife Watch about the implementation of a wildlife camera program at the school I was working at. The program was a huge success with the students and […]

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 Three: Wildland Firefighter

August 21, 2015

Wildfires have dominated headlines for much of the past few months.  So far this season there have been 1,638 wildfires with 101 burning on the same day, making May 18 the third busiest day since […]

Meadows in the Sun

August 7, 2015

Most of the visitor’s to Sunshine Village arrive during the winter months for epic skiing and snowboarding, but an increasing number of people are discovering that the popular resort is also worth a trip in the summer.  Sunshine Village […]

Bragging Rights

July 11, 2015

It wouldn’t be too hard to argue that Bragg Creek and Kananaskis are the epicenter for mountain biking in this province. Novice riders are now discovering what veterans of the sport have known for years; […]

The Birthplace of Canada’s National Parks

June 12, 2015

As Calgary residents we are fortunate to have Banff National Park in our own backyard.  I’m willing to bet if you’re reading this that you’ve spent some time within Banff’s borders, but do you truly know the history of […]

Breaking Bad(lands)

May 29, 2015

As you drive along the highway the vast prairie gives way to an alien landscape.  What was once short grasses and farmland now appears to be the surface of another planet.  Strange rock formations, prickly […]

Mosquito Madness

May 1, 2015

A few weeks ago I had my first Ultimate Frisbee game of the spring season.  We were playing at Shouldice Athletic Park on turf fields, not grass, and just after the sun went down we noticed a few bugs […]

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, […]

Paskapoo’s Plight

March 20, 2015

For many Calgarians outdoor recreation is part of who we are. We are extremely fortunate that the Rocky Mountains are only a short drive away, so we make the trek nearly every weekend, but if […]

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