Monday, November 6, 2017

PLEASANT FALL SCENES

       On Sept . 29 the bird watching group went to a 270 acre natural area called Nova Nature Trails. Yes, the Nova, that is a world petrochemical company.


       The natural area has a wide variety of habitat so we can see a variety of bird species. There at wetlands, grasslands, brush and a few trees


      So I took the opportunity to get  few fall photos and give you a general idea of what the area is like.


 
 
 
 
 

         This is one small part of the plant.


         So six km of trails kept us busy for the morning.

34 comments:

  1. Looks like very pleasant surroundings and a lovely, blue sky day.
    We had some blue sky today and it was a lovely break from our dark weather of the last week.

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    1. It was windy and cool. Birds stayed under cover.

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  2. Beautiful fall scenes Red. It looks like a wonderful place to go for a hike and do some birding.

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  3. I always like the coloured trees in autumn.

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    1. Each area is different but still colorful.

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  4. I found a YouTube video about the Nova Nature Trails:-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcrp4nUsUuc
    But you must have been hiding in the trees.

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    1. It was windy and I was in the shelter of the trees!

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  5. Hope you found a few, getting meager with variety here. I am still seeing Bluebirds sporadically.

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  6. Pretty fall colors and nice that the company maintains a wild area and hiking trails.

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    1. It has been vacant land for about 40 years. Before that it was used as pasture for cattle.

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  7. Those roads look inviting ... I'm ready for a walk!

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    1. They're actually shale trails but a nice width ...three meters. There are many parts that are wooden and built out over the wetland.

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  8. Looks like a good spot for birds, although that chemical company probably isn't good for wildlife.

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    1. Excellent place for birds. They try to gain some positive press.

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  9. Hi Red, Wow, Red Deer sure has some nice trails and birding areas. Enjoyed your photos.

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    1. We are fortunate and have a great trail system.

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  10. Insect eaters? Seed eaters? A balance of the two?

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    1. We only have the insect eaters in the summer.

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  11. It is very nice seeing your part of the world Red, thank you :)

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  12. What's the deal with the nature trail provided by the petrochemical company, Red? Is that part of their public relations efforts?!

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    1. Definitely part of their PR program. They pay for our monthly news letter.

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  13. Hope you got plenty of birds for your birding adventure. :-)

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  14. Your love for birds led you to such beautiful natural area in your surroundings Red!

    i can imagine the joy you must have felt while seeing lots of pretty feathery beauties around you !

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  15. Well, I'm glad NOVA has preserved some land for the birds, but I have to (cynically) wonder what horrors they, as a petrochemical company, are inflicting on the planet.

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  16. Sure enjoyed your natural trails so pretty. The first four. Been away to family visiting for nine days. So catching up with your blog.

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  17. Any nature/birding hike is time well spent..:)

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  18. A lovely place to walk. Some nice autumn colours on the trees. Nice photos, Red.

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