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Fish Creek Summer Tour Series – July and August 2017

This summer discover the natural wonders of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Come prepared for the weather and walking (easy trails).
Registration Required: Please phone (403) 297-7927 or email Roland.Kirzinger@gov.ab.ca
Admission: By donation (suggested $5.00 per person). All donations go to the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society to support education programs in the park.

Tuesday, July 4: Whirligigs and Water Tigers
Wonder down to the pond and enter the world of water monsters! We will use nets and buckets to explore the fascinating world just below the surface. Learn about amazing aquatic insects and invertebrates as well as the other plants and animals of the wetland.
1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace Day Use Area

Tuesday, July 18: Walk about Rotary
Explore River, wetland and prairie for birds, bugs and blooms along the pathways of Chinook Rotary Nature Park. Bring binoculars if you have them and enjoy an evening of nature exploration.
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. at the Chinook Rotary Nature Park (off McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE)

Tuesday, August 8: Predator Prowl
Are there bears in Fish Creek? What eats the ground squirrels? Who left those tracks? We will try to answers these questions and more as we delve into the world of the predator.
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. at Bebo Grove Day Use Area (South end of 24 St. SW)

Tuesday, August 15: Big Hill Springs Provincial Park Tour
Join us for a lovely stroll through this little gem of a park with waterfalls, forests, flowers and birds. Be prepared for a few hilly bits and uneven terrain, but overall a relatively easy walk.
10:00 a.m.—12:00 noon at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park (maps and directions will be provided)

Tuesday, August 22: Birding Basics
What makes a bird a bird? What is that bird in your backyard or your local greenspace? This is your chance to learn how you might figure these things out. Books, binoculars, tips and tricks for the beginner birdwatcher. Bring binoculars if you have them.
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. at Hull’s Wood Day Use Area (Access off Bow Bottom Trail S.E.)