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Trail to Stuart Barn Temporarily Closed
Friday, January 18, 2013

Please be advised that the trail to the Stuart barn (off the Pine Creek trail) is temporarily closed due to construction on the Stuart barn.  We will alert you when you can access the trail again.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Participate in a Survey to help us Improve Trail Signage
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In conjunction with Mount Royal University, we welcome your participation in a survey surrounding the trail signage at the Cross Conservation Area and ways to improve this signage. Please take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/asccamapping. 

Thank you for your participation!

Thanks to Our Volunteers
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Today is International Volunteers Day, and we at the ASCCA would like to say a huge thank-you to all of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. 

Leave it to Beavers: October Project Update
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A whole beaver family has been relocated to the ASCCA as part of our beaver reintroduction project. We are very excited to have the mom, dad and 2 kits here and will be giving regular updates on the project's progress, both on our website and Facebook page.

Grade 7 students from the Calgary Science School made their first citizen-science visit to the ASCCA in mid-October.  Click here for the full project update for October.  We will continue to post future project updates here.

Thanks to: the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, Alberta Ecotrust, Alberta Conservation Association, Land Stewardship Centre and The Calgary Foundation for their generous funding of this project.

New Photos Added to Gallery
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New photos from wildlife cameras on the ASCCA have been added to our Photo Gallery!  Check them out and upload your own photos.

Cougar and Bear Active in Area
Friday, August 31, 2012

Cougar have been repeatedly sighted in the NE portion of the property, between the east portion of Rancher's Trail and the lower parking lot.  Fresh evidence of bear in the area has been seen in multiple locations between the Rancher's and Fescue Trail Loops and there was a possible bear sighting on the Fescue trail.  All visitors are asked to use caution and make your presence known on the trails at all times.  It is strongly advised to travel in groups of four or more at this time.

area wildlife + plants

Large Marble
Euchloe ausonides

Habitat:  The Large Marble can be found flying in open woods and along ridges throughout Alberta

Description:  This butterfly is mostly white save for its hind wing which has a beautiful green marble pattern running through it.  The Large Marble can be distinguished from other marble butterflies by its greater size and also the thick cell bar that can be found on its upper wing.


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