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Finding winter interest at the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area….

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There’s not much winter interest going on in my flowerbeds right now…there’s a nice homogenous blanket of snow, though! Ah, when will spring ever arrive? :)

A few days before we received another massive dump of the white stuff, my hubby and I managed to get out for a hike at the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area, located southwest of the Calgary city limits. Donated by Sandy Cross (son of A.E. Cross, one of the founding members of the world-famous Calgary Stampede) and his wife Ann to the Province of Alberta in 1987 and 1996, this wildlife preserve consists of 4,800 acres of prairie land in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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View from one of the outlooks at the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau)

The Area is carefully managed to minimize the impact of its users on the land and…

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Author: Sheryl @ Flowery Prose

A bit about me: I am a gardening enthusiast and writer living in challenging zone 3a Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. My fascination and curiosity about plants and their culture inspire my writing and my life. -Sheryl Normandeau

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