Not Such a Fab Friday

Well, if you’re a deer, an elk or a moose, or maybe a bear, cougar or coyote, this Friday isn’t so fabulous for you.

Why? Because it’s the Friday of the first long weekend of summer, and all of humanity will be heading to the woods to go camping. I can almost hear our furry friends muttering “there goes the neighbourhood” to each other now.

A young whitetail deer outside my cabin window in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

.But, it doesn’t have to be this way. We can choose to limit our trips and our time spent in wilderness. We can be thoughtful guests and avoid favourite watering holes and routes used by wildlife. We can leave only footprints, remembering to be  respectful of where we leave them by staying on trails and in campgrounds.

If there is one thing our animal friends need it’s space. So, let’s be good visitors and give them just that.

That’s not too much to ask, is it?