Colby Brokvist and his Natural Habitat travelers Started off the week in Churchill with a great day of bears sparring on the ponds and an arctic fox running around with an unidentified duck in its mouth. Near the end of the first day, a late season red-breasted merganser with a gimpy leg was seen aside a nearly frozen pond. Tough conditions and a slight chance of escape for these laggards. A rare sighting of a mink running around on the ponds finished off quite the full day.
The next evening on the group’s night-rover, some big bruiser bears came curiously wandering by the machine at the lodge while poetry was being read by candle- light. As the travelers sipped wine an arctic fox was observed running around the tundra.
“Our final day on the tundra was riddled with sows and cubs!”, reported Colby. Overnight, seemingly many males moved out and several sets of sows with coy during the course of the day tested he ice. A good south wind is high on he list these days. “One particularly curious sow brought her cub over to our machine, which of course delighted everyone. All in all, a great trip!”
Check in tomorrow for an update on Guide Karen Walker’s group of Natural Habitat travelers.