Travel Manitoba eNews - April 2013
Manitoba’s western region is filled with wide variety of plants and animals – although not all the roadside versions are indigenous to the area.
Glenboro’s Sara the Camel is a 7-metre high symbol of the Spirit Sands – the desert-like dunes of Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Tommy the Turtle greats visitors in Boissevain, where you can learn about Manitoba’s wildlife at the Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum.
Honouring the area’s importance as a key migration route and birding hotspot, you can also see Cabrea the snow goose in Dunrea, a canvas back duck in Minnedosa and Breezy the Blue Jay perched atop his pal Sunny the Banana in Melita, where Banana Days take place August 9-11, 2013. Pay a visit to Purple Martin colonies in Boissevain, Deloraine and the world’s tallest in Neepawa, where the birds are just as happy as the visitors when the town hosts the Neepawa and Area Lily Festival, July 19-21, 2013.