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projects

The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area is on a mission to conserve habitat and protect native species. Various projects and academic research endeavours have taken place over the years to inform best practice resource management in the area.

beaver reintroduction project

building fence with wildlife in mind

wildlife movement study

small protected areas management

grassland and grouse project

natural habitat management

day-roost selection by Alberta Bats in an urban environment

fisheries resources of the Fish Creek watershed

hydrogeological study of Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area

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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