Therefore, here are some photos from the summer that I have not yet posted.
In the first few days after arriving at Ivvavik National Park, park staff and I spend a lot of time scoping out potential sites for my project, and so I was able to get a good look a small part of the massive landscape.
Snow remained on the ground at the end of May.
One day before the snowfall in June.
The view I was blessed with every morning.
Beside the Dall sheep, American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) is another pretty common mammal around our campsite. After spending a lot of time with harmless humans, they were quite tamed and the more daring ones even came to our outdoor table and searched for food we forgot to bring indoors.
Now, one of the things a park visitor hope to see (or anyone with an interest in wildlife) would be witnessing the migration of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. My first experience was on June 7th, when I was walking with a volunteer to one of my study sites. From the distance about 100-m away, a small ground of caribou started walking in circles around us.
Definitely a beautiful moment to remember.