Exploring the Native Grassland Elements of Fish Creek Provincial Park
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The October Fish Creek Speaker Series – Exploring the Native Grassland Elements of Fish Creek Provincial Park
Presented by Ian Macdonald, Professional Biologist and Botanist
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre at Shannon Terrace in Fish Creek Provincial Park (13931 Woodpath Rd. SW, access via 130 Ave. SW and 37 St. SW)
Fish Creek Provincial Park is one of the largest natural environment parks located in a large urban centre anywhere in Canada. It has been heavily impacted over decades by a variety of human uses and the growth of Calgary around all of its borders. However, even with all of this disturbance there remain many traces of the native grasslands that once flourished here. Join us to explore and learn about these grassland elements still in existence today.
Ian Macdonald, is a professional Biologist and Botanist, who has spent a great deal of his personal time over the last several years surveying the north slopes of Fish Creek examining, recording and reporting on his findings of the native grassland elements.
Photo of westerly-facing slope courtesy of Ian Macdonald