Tag Archives: Manitoba

Happy Birthday Parks Canada!

The world may scratch its collective head when it comes to listing facts about Canada, but—at the very least—most know it’s a lot bigger than the spot they call home. The Netherlands can easily fit into Lake Huron—with ample room to splash around. [caption id=”attachment_11471″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Jasper National Park, Alberta. © Rex Vogel, all…

Tornadoes: The What, When & Where

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. [caption id=”attachment_9630″ align=”alignleft” width=”151″ caption=”A sequence of images showing the birth of a tornado. First, the rotating cloud base lowers. This lowering becomes a funnel, which continues descending while winds build near the surface, kicking up dust and other debris. Finally, the visible funnel extends to the ground, and…

Manitoba: The return of the snakes

Five species of snakes breed in Manitoba. The red-sided garter snake has the largest range, is the most abundant and is the only species known to occupy large communal dens. Den sites include tree roots, shale cliffs, rock piles, sewers, foundations, animal burrows, rocky outcrops, and sinkholes. Dens contain from a few to over 10,000…