Wild about Saskatoon – NatureCity Festival in pictures

Posted by on 3. June 2014 in Blog / Journal | Comments Off on Wild about Saskatoon – NatureCity Festival in pictures

The second annual Wild about Saskatoon’s NatureCity Festival wrapped up last weekend. It was a great festival, with a splendid mix of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. We were treated to riverboat cruises, adventure hikes, tours of urban agriculture plots, bee-keeping demonstration, bird-watching trips, visits by a burrowing and a great horned owl (assisted by their handlers), face painting for kids, art exhibits and music events. About 80 organizations and businesses were involved in coordinating the festival and media covered the events and put the urban nature in spotlight.

I led a nature photography field trip to Northeast Swale (a natural prairie area on the outskirts of Saskatoon) at the beginning of the festival. I also volunteered to document the events through photography, edit material contributed by several fellow photographers and post it on the Wild about Saskatoon Facebook page. Many thanks to John Lahey-Wiggs, Karin Melberg Schwier, Candace Savage, Candace Neufeld, Fiji Robinson, Barbara Hanbridge, and David Geary for pitching in and documenting the events that I was not able to cover.

Here is a small selection of events & faces that I captured during the 2014 NatureCity Festival. Hope that we will see YOU at the Festival in May of 2015.