Surrounded by great Springtime sights in Kamloops, BC.
The weekend weather wasn’t perfect but there seemed to be quite a few jumps, we could hear the plane overhead between rain showers. We went out to watch a jump on the last afternoon, which had calm weather with blue skies.
They do not have limited hours nor is there a gate fee to pay, it is strictly visiting over the fence but most of the animals are very curious and will come running to the fence to see what you might have. Click here for more info and photos.
|Great Blue Herons|
The Great Blue Heron was spotted out towards Tranquille when the river was high and the nesting season was happening. There were two of these beautiful birds, who are wading birds usually found nesting in groups near water.
The Great Blue Heron are very large birds, although we were quite a distance away which makes it hard to see their size. We once saw one land at a friend’s fish pond just outside their door and it was amazingly huge! They stand up to 54” tall and their wingspan is 66 to 79”, it was slightly intimidating to see it that close so this distance is preferred.
The time is perfect to see the blooming cacti on the hills of Ord Road. We took a drive to see them and were amazed at how many there were and no hill climbing was needed. Our semi-arid country makes a perfect climate for some cactus.
In contrast to the sagebrush and cactus of Ord Road, we have the nice green of several golf courses in Kamloops. We spent a recent sunny afternoon of golf at McArthur Island Golf Course and were visited by a few four legged friends.