Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: Oak Hammock Marsh, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Our trip to Oak Hammock Marsh was part of our Extra Day package that we elected to take on our National Habitat Adventures trip to see the polar bears in the wild in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The marsh is a restored wildlife area, providing a home for 25 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. We were told that during the migration season, it is possible to see 100,000s of birds on a daily basis.

Our visit was at the end of the season. There is a very nice interpretive center at the marsh, with many hands-on displays and some interesting dioramas.

We had a guided walk on one of the trails and while we found the information very interesting, there really wasn’t a lot to see. Based upon what our guide often said, it appears that the best time to visit is during the late spring. So while I couldn't get any pictures of wildlife, I decided to try my hand at some creative photography like this photo of dried grasses.

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