Vanishing Act II - This may sound crazy but this is another of my favourite Grey Wolf shots. This photo was taken at first light on a very cold winter morning. Snow had fallen throughout the night and I was the first tracks along the shoreline of this frozen lake..... or so I thought. Sometime in the early morning, a solitary wolf travelled the shore before me and bedded down on this ridge to survey the area.
I have never actually seen wolves in this location but have a concrete reminder that there is always a chance in the future. . #myjasper#myalberta @wolfmatters #oh_canada_#conservethewonder#worldofwolves#wolves
Bordered by a black sand beach, Whaler’s Bay was a focal point for the fur sealing industry for a short time(1819-1825) and then for the whaling industry(1904-1931). Whales were stripped from their blubber to produce oil, reaping high profits initially. Once “factory ships” were built in 1925, whaling could take place entirely at sea. Commercial whaling in Antarctica eventually stopped due to lack of whales since there weren’t many left to kill anymore.
Who can resist soft and cuddly plush toys? Even better when you know that buying one will help support research and programs designed to help our species at risk. On the blog, I’m talking all about the @cwf_fcf Adopt-an-Animal program and their WILD and Fauntastique Children’s Magazines. Both would make an awesome and meaningful gift for your child. Go check it out! (link in bio) https://www.ladymarielle.com/meaningful-gift/ #AD#GiveAGiftToWildlife#ConserveTheWonder#wildlife#giftideas
Elegant Sheep Moth (Hemileuca eglanterina)
These guys are called ‘sheep’ moths because they tend to be found in high alpine meadows where domestic sheep were often pastured. Most of their lives are spent as caterpillars, which seem to preferentially feed on plants in the Rosacea family. Once they metamorphose into the adult form they don’t seem to feed at all.
This year my kids were blessed with SO many toys. Don’t get me wrong; it feels good to be able to give them things that I didn’t have when I was a child. When I’m searching for gift ideas for them, I like to gift them with at least one present that is meaningful. This year is the Adopt-an-Animal program from @cwf_fcf This will be our second year doing the Adopt-an-Animal program. Last year Tristan got a fox 🦊, and Jazzy received a polar bear. When you purchase any of the species in the Adopt-an-Animal program, you’re helping support research and programs designed to help the species at risk. .
The Canadian Wildlife Federation also has the WILD (English) and Fauntastique (French) Children’s Magazines. The subscription would make a perfect gift for the animal lovers. Tristan has been reading them, and he was surprised to learn that the reason the Leatherback sea turtles will try to eat plastic bags is that they think they are jellyfish (their primary food source) To get a discount on the Adopt-an-Animal Kit use code GIVE2018 and HGIFT18 for a special holiday discount on the magazines. #GiveAGiftToWildlife#partner#ConserveTheWonder#wildlife