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Response to COVID-19 pandemic and updates from the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

With the announcement that provincial parks have re-opened vehicle access as of May 1, 2020, trails at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area are currently open to the public.

We will monitor this situation as it develops and may consider closing the area again if our public health situation changes, or if we see that visitors are not respecting physical distancing and our guidelines. All visitors should be aware that our parking lot and building are being monitored by security cameras 24/7.

At this time, we have removed the registration book from our kiosk and are asking visitors to book their hike in advance online at http://www.crossconservation.org/visitors-and-hikers/book-your-visit.

We will reinstate our paid parking policy and ask annual pass holders to display their pass. Our daily parking rate is $10/vehicle. To pay with cash, please take a parking envelope from our kiosk and deposit it in our donation box, with the tear-off validation slip displayed in your vehicle. To pay with card, please visit http://paypal.me/asccaparking/10. Write your name and 'card payment' on an empty envelope (or piece of paper) and display clearly on your dashboard. The lot will be monitored periodically by staff and volunteers. For our updated parking policy please visit http://www.crossconservation.org/parking.

Based on recommendations from Alberta Parks we ask that all visitors observe the following guidelines, in addition to our Area Guidelines:

- Drive to the area only with members of the same household or cohort family. You make visit with friends and relatives not in the same household, but agree to maintain at least 2 metres of physical distance with them.

- Visit early in the day, so you can head somewhere else if our parking lot is full. If our parking lot is full, please consider visiting at a different time. Do not park on the shoulder of roads.

- Do not remain in our parking lot for longer than neccessary. Make sure that only one person enters our welcome kiosk at a time.

- Do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. Follow all public health recommendations.

Thank you for supporting the ASCCA and helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions at this time please contact Greg Shyba at gshyba@crossconservation.org or call 403-918-2558

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Checkered White
Pieris protodice

Habitat:  The Checkered White is a migrant species that flies up into the prairies and parkland areas of southern Alberta in the spring time to lay their eggs.

Description:  A predominately white butterfly, on the upper side of its wings it has dark splotches along the edges arranged like a checker board.

Size:  40 -50 mm

Diet:  The...

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