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The Area

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

Melissa Blue
Lycaeides Melissa

Habitat:  Melissa Blues can be found in southern Alberta, particularly around the Peace River area.  They enjoy sandy places in prairies and parklands.

Description:  The underside of the Melissa Blue is quite dull with an orange or red band running along the outer edge of the hind wing.  The inside of its wings are a different story, revealing a vibrant blue.

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