The last few days I spent in Edmonton. I was preparing some field stuff (cleaning camera traps, testing bear collars, checking SD cards) and getting in though with interesting people…
We already had a quick visit at the field site to check the cabin where we will be sleeping for at least some weeks. I already saw a lot of birds and mammals.
Near the study site we saw bighorn sheep, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer and a coyote. No pictures yet, but I included a picture of the cabin
Most of my time I”ll be checking this camera traps (after we put them in the field ;)). We will put them on trails to check human use and use of wildlife of the trails. I checked already some pictures of last year, and it looks promising.
Additional to this camera traps we have 8 collared Grizzly bears, which are all still working after the winter. We might try to recapture some to renew the collar.
Off course I took some time to explore the city and the 4th biggest shopping centre in northern America, but probably just because they have a water park, some aquarium with a sea lion and some reptiles and a roller coaster included.
Besides that I had a social life as well, watching ice hockey in a pub with some PhD students, we went for some drinks, did some bbq-ing. Oh yeah, btw yesterday was 30°.