Wherever you live, there is always something to new discover. I want to mention that Calgary is great place for a wildlife photographer, and you certainly don’t need to go into the Rockies everyday to see a lot of wonderful wildlife. There are many parks, both in the city and close by, that have owls, ospreys, bald eagles, waterfowl, woodpeckers, song birds etc. Parks like Carburn, Baker, Bowness, Big Hill Springs, GlenBow Ranch, Nose Hill, Fish Creek, Weaselhead and the hidden jewel in the crown, Inglewood bird sanctuary. Inglewood is a popular stop over for migrating birds, and has kingfishers, herons, beavers and lots of waterfowl, all surrounded by an industrial park, a golf course and one of the busiest roads in Calgary! Unfortunately Inglewood, and many other city parks, got pretty badly hit during the June floods (map here) here’s hoping they recover.