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Canada Goose

Branta canadensis
Photo by www.fnal.gov

Habitat: Lakeshores, riverbanks, ponds, farmlands and city parks.

Description: Long black neck, and a black tail.  White cheeks, and under their tales, light brown belly, and dark brown backs.

Size: 55-122cm long

Diet: aquatic vegetation, grass and roots.

Fun Facts: Canada Geese will choose a mate, and breed with that mate year after year, their loyalty is legendary!

Source: Fisher, C. and J. Acorn. 1998. Birds of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

From our Wildlife and Plants Photo Gallery

Posted by Katherine Thielmann

area wildlife + plants

Disporum trachycarpum

Habitat: The Fairybell is common throughout the wooded areas of Alberta from May-June preferring the nice, damp soil.

Description: Greenish-white bell-like flowers hang down and droop from slender stalks and are usually covered by their leaves.  The leaves are long and range from ovate to oblong.  They only flower for a short time but the orange-red berries they produce take the whole summer...

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