Calgary Parklands - Bebo Grove, Fish Creek Park

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April 9th 2021
Published: July 27th 2022
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A large group of walkers gathered at Bebo Grove in Fish Creek Park. We broke into two groups and were so socially-distanced that inadvertently two routes were followed. The fresh air and brisk temperatures gave everyone an enjoyable day.

Leaving behind the golden grasses near the pond, we immediately began to see birds flitting from crown to crown in the trees. Blue jays , finches and one raven kept us looking up into the aspens and evergreens. In the dull grey brush, dogwood bark shone brilliant red.

Fish Creek surprised us with its persistent ice. In low places the path itself was covered with crunchy snow that had been pummeled by feet into slippery passages. Also, beavers at work had felled logs in our way. We ducked through the bushes and trees for safer routes.

On a western-facing slope, pale purple crocuses poked through the natural turf. We clustered in excitement for this true sign of spring. Finally, Bebo Park welcomed our return with silhouettes of bull rushes pointing at the reflected sky. Well-warmed by our walk, we sat in a large circle to munch our sandwiches.

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Bebo Pond Bebo Pond
Bebo Pond

Stormwater overflow pond
Grasses Grasses

.. with red bark highlights
Aspens stretching Aspens stretching
Aspens stretching

Fish Creek Park
Finch Finch

... naturally camouflaged
Blue Jay Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Grand view from the top of the trees
Blue Jay Blue Jay
Blue Jay

Shape disguised by leaf buds
Red House Finch Red House Finch
Red House Finch

Songs of spring
Fish Creek Fish Creek
Fish Creek

Meandering through the park
Spring ice Spring ice
Spring ice

Fish Creek
Red Ossier Dogwood Red Ossier Dogwood
Red Ossier Dogwood

Colour shining before flowers bloom
Crocuses Crocuses

Joyous beginning of spring
Beaver activity in Bebo GroveBeaver activity in Bebo Grove
Beaver activity in Bebo Grove

Redesigning the landscape
 Beaver Lodge Beaver Lodge
Beaver Lodge

Bebo Pond

27th July 2022
 Beaver Lodge

It's funny, but I know more about the birds in Phoenix than in Calgary. Not sure I knew that there were blue jays, for example. Love the shot with the beaver lodge. You had a very still day.
4th August 2022
 Beaver Lodge

Probably you spend more time in Phoenix than in Calgary, but actually I was surprised to learn that there were bluebirds here from another walking group member.

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