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Photos from Assiniboine-Diversion Spillway near PortageLaPrairie MB on 2009-Apr25:
Spillway: at Assiniboine Diversion Marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa)?: pair Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo): pair

Photos from Portage Sandhills near PortageLaPrairie MB on 2009-Apr25:
Prickly-pear-cactus (Opuntia polyacantha): Prickly-pear-cactus (Opuntia polyacantha): closer unidentified: Fly (Diptera sp) Will Milne: with Portage Sandhills background Doris+me: walking uphill in the Portage Sandhills; Doris says it shows us going downhill:-) Doris+me: taking a break in the Portage Sandhills Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)?: remains skeleton+skin Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)?: remains skeleton+skin Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)?: remains skeleton+scales Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)?: remains scales Pygmyflower rockjasmine (Androsace septentrionalis): rosette many Pygmyflower rockjasmine (Androsace septentrionalis): rosette of toothed leaves Pygmyflower rockjasmine (Androsace septentrionalis): rosette of toothed leaves Pygmyflower rockjasmine (Androsace septentrionalis): rosette of toothed leaves Richardsons alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii): foliage Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis): aerial view from Google Earth: with a few highlights of our walk in the Portage Sandhills

-- the better photos of the snake remains are courtesy of www.watersidemb.ca

-- snake remains identified as probably Hognose by Kelly Leavesley of MB-Conservation, however Doug Collicutt of naturenorth.com and Randy Mooi of ManitobaMuseum say gartersnake;  Pygmyflower by Chris Friesen of MB-Conservation;  most others by Doris Ames as is the case for most plant, insect, bird, and scat photos on this site

-- coordinates of the placemarks on that aerial-view from Google-Earth:

Cactus (Doris): 49.79515°N 98.23857°W
Snake-Discussion (ER):  49.79405°N 98.24194°W
Snake-Remains (Will): 49.79387°N 98.24222°W


Photos from Perry Park on Whitemud River near Westbourne MB on 2009-Apr25:
sucker-dipping: dipping for White sucker (Catostomus commersonii) on the Whitemud in Perry Park sucker-dipping: dipping for White sucker (Catostomus commersonii) on the Whitemud in Perry Park sucker-dipping: dipping for White sucker (Catostomus commersonii) on the Whitemud in Perry Park closer sucker-dipping: dipping for White sucker (Catostomus commersonii) on the Whitemud in Perry Park White sucker (Catostomus commersonii): caviar White sucker (Catostomus commersonii): caviar closer totem-pole: in Perry Park Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus)?:

Photos from Westbourne MB on 2009-Apr25:
large gun: with Johann Dyck + Will Milne + me

Photos from St-Pauls Anglican Church in Baie St-Paul MB on 2009-Apr25:
sign: St-Pauls Anglican Church Baie St-Paul Erected 1910 sign: St-Pauls Anglican Church Baie St-Paul Erected 1910 closer church: St-Pauls Anglican in Baie St-Paul erected 1910 front-view church: St-Pauls Anglican in Baie St-Paul erected 1910 front-view closer church: St-Pauls Anglican in Baie St-Paul erected 1910 side-view White pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos): many White pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos): many
-- residents of Baie St.Paul parish moved to St-Eustache in the late 1800's in search of a less flood-prone location (research by Doris Ames)