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The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) is made up of 4,800 acres of rolling foothills land. The area features over 22 kilometers of scenic hiking trails, including 8.1 kilometers of self-guided interpretive trails.

The ASCCA is home to over 400 plant species and an abundance of insects, birds, and mammals.  The land is made up of 50% Aspen forest, 42% pastures of introduced grasses, and approximately 8% native prairie.

Click on area wildlife or area plants to find out more about the species found in the grasslands here at the ASCCA.

Species listed on the Bird, Mammal and Plant Lists were compiled by ASCCA volunteer Olga Droppo and are kept up to date by Dick Choy. Many people have and continue to contribute to these lists.

From our Area Photo Gallery

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area wildlife + plants

Garita Skipper
Oarisma garita

Habitat: The Garita Skipper prefers grasslands and is very common around the Peace River area.  It can be found in its butterfly stage mainly in June and July.

Description: Garita Skippers are brown with the leading edge of the front wings being orange.  Unlike other Skippers whose wings usually lay flat, the Garita Skippers hold their wings folded above their body or with the front...

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