Colours of Arctic Summer

The summer in the Arctic is always a magical time after such a long winter.  The tundra turns alive with wildlife, flowers and berries, and we always enjoy going out to see as much as we can.

Below are some photos from this summer around Baker Lake.

Arctic Cotton

Arctic Cotton

Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan

View of the Thelon River

View of the Thelon River

Sik-sik, also known as ground squirrel

Sik-sik, also known as ground squirrel

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Rock Cranberry

Rock Cranberry

A blind used to hunt geese

A blind used to hunt geese

Green-winged Teal - apparently not common in this area but sometimes we get to see them!

Green-winged Teal – apparently not common in this area but sometimes we get to see them!

Fireweed

Fireweed

Jack is always digging trying to get sik-sik

Jack is always digging trying to get sik-sik

Cloudberry - our favourite berry but they don't last very long!

Cloudberry – our favourite berry but they don’t last very long!

Another cloudberry

Another cloudberry

Baker Lake

Baker Lake

American Robin

American Robin

A young American Golden Plover

A young American Golden Plover

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