Monday, July 13, 2015

Wildlife tour, Riding Mountain National Park, July

The Riding Mountain National Park provided an excellent three hour nature and wildlife tour. The tour is limited to seven cars. Tyler, the ranger, took us to a bear pit, not far from park HQ at Wasagaming. The pit was about 500m from the road, but you could never have found it without detailed knowledge. 

Tyler talking about elk antlers found in the open country. The bear pit is int the timbered area behind.

The bear pit occupied in winter by a female bear. The pit is ~15' deep.

Tyler standing in a depression with the opening to the bear pit to his right. The depression was probably dug by foresters in the 1930s and used by bears later.

Wild lilies

Moon Lake at dusk

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