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First time at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

"Exactly one year ago today, I came to hike at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area for the very first time. I'll never forget the feeling that hit me once I reached this point and got a glimpse of the sweeping majesty of the land, the distant mesmerizing point where the horizon meets the sky, clean fresh air and brilliant sunshine. I took this picture and fell in love. For anyone coming out here who hasn't been before, they'll likely feel the same"

Anna Aldridge, ASCCA Communications and Volunteer Coordinator

area wildlife + plants

European Skipper
Thymelicus lineola

Habitat: The European Skipper can be found on the wing in June and July.  Becoming an invasive species of butterfly, it can be found in the grasslands of central Alberta spreading about 25 km every year.

Description: The European Skipper can be recognized by its bright orange wings marked by dark wing veins.  The edge of the wings are bordered with black.  The aptly named...

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