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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

Pale Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon

Habitat: You are most likely able to see this Swallowtail in May or June.  It is a species that is rare in Alberta and can only be found in the extreme southwest. Predominately a forest butterfly, it prefers dry, open forests.

Description: A black and white butterfly, its wings are covered with thick black stripes with a small tail protruding off each hind wing.

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