30th ANPC Workshop – Field Trip
Sunday, April 30, 2017
It was great weather for the ANPC fieldtrip to JJ Collett Provincial Natural Area on April 30th, 2017, which followed the annual workshop. We were fortunate again this year to have Dr. Charley Bird lead our excursion, providing information about the JJ Collett Provincial Natural Area and the local flora and fauna. The group of 17 members made their way through aspen stands, shrublands, patches of grassland, and along a few wetlands. Lichens, mosses, and fungi provided interest for the group with spring foliage allowing for easy observations. Some vascular plants were starting to flower such as prairie crocus and hazelnut, while others were leafing out. With songbirds singing, a few wood frogs calling, and early aspen leafroller moths fluttering about, a great walk was enjoyed by the group. A special thank you to Charley for sharing his local knowledge and leading our enjoyable walk, and to those members who attended and provided their expertise and enthusiasm!
For more information about the Natural Area see their website: http://www.jjcollett.com
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