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.