Posts Tagged "plants"

Nature in the City – a photo journey to explore the Urban Nature

Posted by on 31. March 2013 in Blog / Journal, Photography | 2 comments

Nature in the City – a photo journey to explore the Urban Nature

In May of this year I will be giving a public presentation on the topic of  “Nature in the City”. This talk is part of the week-long festival Wild About Saskatoon, to celebrate nature and culture in the City of Saskatoon. Here are the first few images from a photographic journey to uncover and, hopefully, better understand how we as urban dwellers connect with elements of nature in the city. Urban Nature is more than just remnants of wild nature that is surviving within the city limits after humans took over and modified the original environment to suit our needs. Urban Nature is...

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Old Man on His Back – prairie with golden bean at dawn

Posted by on 10. November 2012 in Saskatchewan | Comments Off on Old Man on His Back – prairie with golden bean at dawn

Old Man on His Back – prairie with golden bean at dawn

Lush prairie with golden bean in bloom. Just a short walk north of the interpretative centre at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area west of Claydon, Saskatchewan. Return to the Saskatchewan photo gallery.

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Old Man on His Back – Nature Conservancy seeks conservation volunteers

Posted by on 4. August 2012 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Old Man on His Back – Nature Conservancy seeks conservation volunteers

Old Man on His Back – Nature Conservancy seeks conservation volunteers

Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting another exciting Conservation Volunteer event at their flagship conservation property in Saskatchewan, the Old Man on his Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area near Claydon (southwest of Eastend). Just a few weeks ago I attended a Conservation Volunteer  event at the NCC Maymont property and really enjoyed it. This 3-day event will run over the weekend of August 10-12, 2012 and is full of activities: bird, mammal and wildflower surveys and help with the management of the Plains Bison conservation herd. In the evening, participants will be able to...

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Meet Your Neighbours photo gallery

Posted by on 27. July 2012 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Meet Your Neighbours photo gallery

Meet Your Neighbours photo gallery

I posted a new gallery with sample images from the Meet Your Neighbours photography project that I have been contributing to over the last two years. Meet Your Neighboursis an international environmental photography initiative, created by Niall Benvie and Clay Bolt in 2009. Aim of the program is to encourage appreciation of common plants and animals in our neighbourhoods, species that often get overlooked. Each subject is photographed on location in a field studio with minimal disturbance. The photographs were made in partnership with the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan and Nature...

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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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