Your Weekly Wildlife Update.
Hot on the Trail is a weekly blog where FortWhyte Alive's Interpreters share what's new and exciting on site! Check back often for updates on the changing seasons, wildlife sightings, plant identification, and much more.
- Hot on the Trail: American White Pelican
- Hot on the Trail: Bison
- Hot on the Trail: Bobolink
- Hot on the Trail: Chipmunk
- Hot on the Trail: Coyotes
- Hot on the Trail: Eagles Everywhere!
- Hot on the Trail: Geese on the Go?
- Hot on the Trail: Goose, Gander and Gosling
- Hot on the Trail: Guess Who’s Back?
- Hot on the Trail: Hibernation
- Hot on the Trail: Migrating Monarchs
- Hot on the Trail: Muskrat
- Hot on the Trail: Muskrats
- Hot on the Trail: Northern Goshawk
- Hot on the Trail: Northern Shrike
- Hot on the Trail: Owl Anatomy
- Hot on the Trail: Poison Ivy
- Hot on the Trail: Porcupine
- Hot on the Trail: Santa Sighting!
- Hot on the Trail: Snowy Owl
- Hot on the Trail: The Tales of White-tailed Deer
- Hot on the Trail: The Western Painted Turtle
- The Secret Language of Geese
- Watching the Forest Tremble
- What to do when you find a baby animal this spring
Meet your Interpreters!
Rachel (Ranger Rachel)
Rachel Kramchynsky began volunteering with FortWhyte Alive as a school program leader in 2011. She parlayed her volunteer experience into a seasonal position as a summer interpreter in 2013, and has stuck around part-time while attending the University of Manitoba. Rachel is on her last year of study in an Environmental Studies Honors Degree; with a focus area in Wildlife Management, Conservation & Biodiversity. Right now she is conducting research on brain worm infected white-tailed deer found in Winnipeg and the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
Something bugging you? Find out what it is on an interpretive walk with Katrina! She has a background in entomology (the study of insects), so she can answer almost every question you may have about the small six-legged critters. As the full-time Science Interpreter, Katrina is also very knowledgeable about all living creatures…from flowers to waterfowl. She has become flexible enough, over her time at FortWhyte, to talk with you about anything found on site.
Passionate about most things Manitoban, Barret can give you insight into our area’s past, or share information on the natural world that surrounds us here at FortWhyte today. Hailing from the backwoods of Eastern Manitoba, Barret also carries a fair bit of edible wilds, tracking, and wilderness living information around inside his interpretive hat. Whether you want to know how pioneers preserved potatoes, or which tree bark is tasty, or even just what animal left those paw prints along the trail, Barret will help you find answers.