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Wrapping up a season of pure magic

Posted on October 28, 2021

Now that migration season has come to a close, we can’t help but reflect on its wonderful ability to bring people together. This season saw over 3,500 visitors take in the magic of migration

This migration season was potentially one of the most stunning we’ve had in years. Thousands of geese joined us throughout September and October on Lake Devonian — more than we’ve had in the last several years — night after night giving us a show of sights and sounds. 

Each night was more spectacular than the last, as the calls of geese and gulls echoed over the lake. A few nights even showcased our resident eagles who perch high up in their nest on the far side of the lake.

“My friend and I really enjoyed our experience last night. There was a wonderful volunteer who steered us to a great viewing sight. She pointed out the bald eagle for us and described behaviour we might possibly see.”

We are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share nature’s beauty at FortWhyte, but even more so for the volunteers who help run the show. Our volunteers ensured our visitors had a safe experience outdoors, and we could not have done it without them. Sixty-five volunteers gave 600+ hours of their time to make each evening a memorable one, and we cannot thank them enough for their ongoing commitment. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year!

Photo by Chelsea Adelina

Photo by Alina Bilonozhko

Photo by Elsa Mutya

Photo by Vince Blais