A meeting in Bragg Creek

I went to the Bragg Creek Provincial Park just before the latest snowfall.  Wandering along the Elbow River, exasperated chirping voiced several nearby squirrel alerts accompanied me.

Curiosity took over one’s hesitations and he climbed down from a treetop to watch me from a branch a couple of meters off the ground.  I crouched low and stayed still and soon he was digging out a pine cone from the sticks and snow.


With the right one gathered, he raced back to the tree and had breakfast from the low perch.  It was interesting to watch how he whittled down the cone.  Clever, efficient and dextrous work.

Once done, he let out a few chirps.  Conveying either the all clear or the threat’s still here – or something else altogether – before leaping away.  A couple more jumps along with some branch runs and he was out of sight.  His and a few other chirps spun through the woods now and again as I continued wandering.

11 responses

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  2. Awe! Squirrels are so cute! I have one in my garden but I never caught it on camera … It’s just too fast. Have to get the nuts out … 😉 .

    February 3, 2019 at 5:41 pm

  3. Oh you got some great shots! My fave is 3rd from the top.

    February 3, 2019 at 12:02 pm


    February 2, 2019 at 8:30 pm

  5. I had a fox squirrel as a pet for eight years. I learned more than I knew there was to learn about squirrels, and came to love the species as well as my little pet. Your photos are delightful, and bring those fun times back.

    February 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm

  6. I love their curiosity, and how they will scold after you are a safe distance away. Nice shots!

    February 2, 2019 at 4:16 pm

  7. Anonymous

    I’m an artist and have been looking for a winter scene…would you mind if I used the woods one at some future time?

    February 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    • Hi! For sure. I’m always happy to approve artists using my work as reference for theirs.

      February 6, 2019 at 11:53 pm

  8. Helen Heinrichs

    I love the colors of this little guy! Beautiful shots

    February 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm

  9. This series of fine photos would make an exquisite children’s book, “A Winter’s Woodland Hike,” or “Chatty Red.”

    February 2, 2019 at 3:29 pm

  10. Tolle Bilder !!!

    February 2, 2019 at 3:16 pm

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