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What a flock at our 2016 Hawk Talk!

This past Saturday (July 23) we hosted a successful educational event, Old Tales about Red-tales with a presentation from Brian Sevick, a dedicated academic who spent thousands of hours on our land researching the behavior and habits of Red-Tailed Hawks for his research thesis. Brian enthralled a full-house at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, delighting us with tales of his tremendous knowledge and insight into such a fascinating species.

Brian's presentation was followed by a lovely hike down to Pine Creek Lookout to do some hawk-spotting. It was a warm and sunny afternoon and the hike was enjoyed by all. We were even able to see a few hawks in flight and perched in the treetops (bringing scopes and binoculars aided us in this quite a bit!). We would like to thank everyone who came out to make this event such a success and fantastic learning experience.

For now, enjoy happy trails and stay tuned for ASCCA's next event!

area wildlife + plants

Long Dash Skipper
Polites mystic

Habitat: The Long Dash Skipper can be found throughout central and southern Alberta in grassy areas from June to July.

Description: Predominately orange and brown the Long Dash Skipper can be identified by the small yellow patch located on the hind wing.

Size: 20-30 mm

Diet: Both male and females love legume flowers.


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