Quite often Easter falls into the month of April and you can be quite sure to get ”wet feet”. For example this year, Edmonton is covered in 60 cm of heavy, wet snow in some areas. It is + 3 degrees Celsius and nature is soaking up all the moisture it gets. April is although the month of “rebirth”. As nature wakes up from winter, so are the bears, hungry and still probably a little disorientated. In the pastures you can observe young born calves enjoying life and wild geese and other birds are arriving back home after their long journey from their winter quarters. Wildlife is on the move, to find good areas to give birth and raising their young. There is still ice on the lakes, but the ice fishing season has officially come to an end with warmer temperatures and the melting of the ice. The ode coyote is still using the short cut across the lake to get to the other side, but that will soon end as well. Easter long weekend in rural Alberta, feel like battle of the seasons, you never know how the weather will be and you have to be prepared with all weather clothing to enjoy the outdoors. We now start go horseback riding more often further away from the ranch into the wilderness. After the quiet winter time, we do spot Moose, Elk, Wolf or Deer, since we are invading their territory. Easter time in Alberta feels nice, since the first warm spring days give us an idea of what is coming, summer. Many travelers gather in mountains now for skiing. This year again, records are broken for the amount of snow received in some areas. No, that’s not for me. I’d rather prefer to go for a walk and see what I can spot on birds or wildlife tracks on the ground. Every day now is different and the air fills up with more and more songs of different birds. Alberta in spring, around Easter time is exciting for me worth while to be explored away from the ski hills.