Needing to walk off all the food eaten over the last two days, I set out for an afternoon hike and Walk and Click adventure. I decided to visit the Outdoor Discovery Center for something different. There are quite a few animals that live there due to accidents that have happened to them.
A family of Elk.
They have a wonderful Birds of Prey area. There are Bald Eagles, a Golden Eagle, different hawks and owls. So many beautiful and majestic creatures. This is a Barred Owl that has one eye damaged.
I could just stand and watch them all day. All the birds were active and seemed excited to see us. We wished each bird a Merry Christmas before we moved on to the next cage.
Yes, I said we. I was so happy to have Mallory join me today on my Walk and Click adventure.
The Outdoor Discovery Center is used for outdoor education for school age kids, so there are many interesting areas set up. This is a replica of an Ottawa Native American Summer Village.
We have a small dusting of snow on the ground here, and there was a little ice on the ponds, which was something new to photograph for Walk and Click.
Winter exposes the bare bones of everything, things that wouldn't be seen the rest of the year with foliage covering them.
Mallory and I had a wonderful time spending the afternoon together. It was so nice to have somebody to go exploring with, and one of my favorite people to go exploring with is my beautiful daughter.