I got to spend some time at Elk Island National Park this past week, it's a 194 square km nature wonder with rich cultural history. The northern prairies plateau ecosystem it repersents was covered with deep blanket of snow. Learned about the role national park played with bison conservation and as well important role with other wildlife spieces. The area also has human history that goes back 4500 years, from the First Nations to present. Was lucky enough to get few pictures of birds that I spotted, it's a home and migratory stopover to 250 species. Oh yes, also got few images of Plains and Wood Bison, what beautiful animals.