Rural Life

There are many benefits to living rural, but I think we would all agree that one of the best parts is the wildlife. When you strip away all the man-made chaos, nature really takes over. Everyday in and around our homestead we interact with nature, even if it is just to snap a quick photograph or video. We are flabbergasted when speaking to someone from the city and they mention that they have never seen a bald eagle, or can’t remember the last time they heard coyotes howling. Moving to Manitoba has knocked us down a few pegs though, we are constantly encountering new species, and there are so many more we have yet to meet.

Manitoba Common Redpolls Acanthis flammea

We are surrounded by wildlife, big and small, in Manitoba. A lot of the small stuff doesn't get noticed. Our area (Steinbach/southeast Manitoba area) is ...
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A Bird At The Feeder Is Worth Two In The Bush

We have quite a few bird feeders at Dans Bois. In the winter we have suet feeders to attract the nuthatches and woodpeckers; peanuts for ...
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Manitoba Pileated Woodpeckers – Dryocopus pileatus

The largest woodpecker in North America. The birds are immediately recognizable by their spectacular bright red crest. A mating pair of Pileated Woodpeckers defends their ...
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