Watching Harlequin Ducks with Christian
We were delighted to meet Christian, a young naturalist and guide from Chile. He leads trips to Patagonia! He is learning to speak English and was delighted to learn the names of the geese and ducks at Carburn Park. He enjoyed watching the Harlequin Ducks as much as we did!
A Delight of Chickadees
We were happy to be able to share some sunflower seeds with Christian. He loved having the chickadees come to feed off his hand!
We finally found two ptarmigan, tucked into some low bushes trying to get out of the howling wind!
Looking for Ptarmigan
We try to make an annual trek to the Highwood Pass before the highway closes at the end of November, in hopes of seeing White-tailed Ptarmigan. We chose the windiest day possible to make our trek. All previous trails were snowed over, so we huffed and puffed in the deep snow, looking for those little beady black ptarmigan eyes.
Waiting for Action
We encountered three groupings of sheep on our trip out to K Country. We watched one fairly significant head butt between two rams, but they they all settled down to eat in the ditch.
Feeding the Birds at Our Family Cabin
Myrna Partners with Chin Ridge Seed Company
Red-sided garter snake den at Ft. Livingstone - May 2021
Farewell from Myrna - leaving the site - October 30, 2020
Homage video to Myrna from friends and co-workers - October 2020
Video by Carolyn Sandstrom
Myrna's surprise retirement party at EBF- August 16th, 2020
Video by Leo De Groot