My BIG Alberta Backyard – Animals of Autumn

By Nature Kids / 24 October 2023

Alberta is a great place to live. It’s a big, beautiful province full of all kinds of natural wonders. As autumn winds blow in and the leaves begin to change colour, Halloween is fast approaching! So this time, let’s learn about some wonderfully spooky animals that live in Alberta. 

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

By Nature Kids / 14 July 2023

Lush green trees as far as the eye can see, sparkling blue lakes, and towering old mountains make this park a place you won’t forget. You can also view roaring waterfalls!

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Listening to Nature

By Nature Kids / 11 April 2023

Nature Alberta’s Parton, John Acorn, has shared his do-it-yourself (DIY) Listening Lid with us. Let’s make your own Listening Lid and give it a try!

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Winter Animal Tracking

By Nature Kids / 8 February 2023

In the winter, animals leave tracks everywhere they go. Their tracks leave lots of hints. Was it a deer or a coyote that walked through? Were they in a group or alone? You can learn lots in information by being a nature detective and examining wildlife tracks.

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – NatureHood

By Steph Weizenbach / 3 October 2022

It’s time to explore your NatureHood! Not sure where to start or what to look for? Start with reading this article!

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Kleskun Hill Natural Area

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2022

Learn all about the small area of badlands up north near Grande Prairie: the Kleskun Hills.

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Midland Provincial Park

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 April 2022

Midland Provincial Park, just outside Drumheller, is most famous for the fossils that have been discovered there.

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

By Steph Weizenbach / 28 January 2022

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary is one of the smallest Migratory Bird Sanctuaries covering only 36 hectares.

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My BIG Alberta Backyard – Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021

The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is a Migratory Bird Sanctuary located in the aspen parkland in Red Deer. Learn all about this sanctuary and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre!

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Grebe Pond bridge in Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

My BIG Alberta Backyard – Beaver Hill Biosphere Reserve

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2021

The Beaver Hill Biosphere Reserve is a unique area located east of Edmonton in the knob and kettle transition zone between parkland and boreal regions.

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