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Maymont – a new Nature Conservancy property in Saskatchewan

Posted by on 27. July 2012 in Blog / Journal, Conservation | 2 comments

Maymont – a new Nature Conservancy property in Saskatchewan

Last Sunday I joined members of the Saskatoon Nature Society on a field trip to one of the newest protected areas managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. We visited the Maymont property, which includes several sections of land along 5.5 km of riverbank on the south side of North Saskatchewan River near Maymont bridge. NCC secured the land over the last few years, with several large sections being purchased this spring. Currently, the organization manages approximately 3,500 acres of diverse plant communities of native grasslands, aspen parkland, heavily wooded area along the river bank,...

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Mistaya Canyon in winter, Banff National Park

Posted by on 20. March 2012 in Blog / Journal, Photography | 2 comments

Mistaya Canyon in winter, Banff National Park

At the end of the winter photography trip to Kootenay Plains, I made a short stop in Banff National Park to photograph Mistaya Canyon covered in fresh powdery snow. Mistaya Canyon is a little brother to the better known Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. It is a twenty-metre deep slot canyon carved out by ice scraping and water erosion in the underlying limestone rock. The Mistaya Canyon does not receive as many visitors as the Maligne Canyon. However, deep pothole depressions, underground water outlets, and swirling water provide endless opportunities to a photographer who is willing...

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Winter photography in Kootenay Plains, Alberta

Posted by on 12. March 2012 in Blog / Journal, Photography | 5 comments

Winter photography in Kootenay Plains, Alberta

At the end of February I had a chance to spend two days photographing in Kotenay Plains near Nordegg, Alberta. This unique wilderness is one of the last undeveloped areas on the easterly slopes of Canadian Rockies, half-way between Jasper and Banff National Parks. Because of the rain shadow effect caused by the Rockies to the west, there is much less moisture compared to other places just an hour drive away. You can see the climate effect on the vegetation – the semi-arid plains rich in plants and animals, and conifer forests that are much thinner compared to forests in the Rockies....

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Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Posted by on 5. February 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Close-up of fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. This images was taken along the walking trail in Opimihaw Creek valley. Patchy forest stands of balsam poplar, green ash, Manitoba maple, trembling aspen and birch offer a variety of colour when the season is right. The understory is also rich in diferse species, with choke cherry, rose, snowberry, and saskatoon berry leaves adding to the autumn palette. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo gallery.

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