Alberta Snapshot: Nature Preserve at Carseland.

October 2015 141RFP

This absolutely incredible view is from the top of the Bow River escarpment at the Agrium Nodwell Nature Preserve near Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park in southern Alberta (photo taken in late September).  The Preserve was created in 2008 and is comprised of 59 acres of prairie grassland and riparian areas.  Best of all, it is fully accessible to the public – foot traffic only, of course!

The Preserve is home to 300 different species of native plants.  I’m eager to do some more exploring when the wildflowers are in bloom. An amazing place!

If autumn is in full swing where you are, where do you like to go to take in the spectacular colours?  If it’s spring where you live, what favourite flowers are blooming right now?


  1. That really is a lovely view Sheryl. The green plateau beyond and the autumn colours in the valley make for such rich colours and textures, like a tapestry. We have been on the canal again to see the colours change – it is so peaceful on the water and everything looks wilder from water level. 🙂

  2. What an amazing landscape. I always start trying to figure out the geology–in this case there’s a river involved and I remembered a few lines from the “Two Bit Cayuse” –it was down on the Old Bow River in the year 19 and 1 that I was twisting broncos for F. A. McKew and son… I like to drive into the Shenandoahs or go to Great Falls on the Potomac for color. Still, it’s all over in my own neighborhood.

  3. What an awesome photo Sherry! We used to love camping here at this time of year. The geese honking as they flew over and the beautiful scenery. Pleasant memories.

    • Thank you, Auntie! We hadn’t camped out at Carseland for years and we so enjoyed the time we spent there this summer and fall. The river has changed so much due to the flood – it’s astonishing to see the transformation.

  4. The colors are so perfect–muted yet so awesome. The maples and other trees are at peak color this weekend in the Adirondacks–and the roads and trails will be packed with leaf-peepers!

  5. Very beautiful! Autumn is indeed in full swing in central Maine. As I live in a lovely, rural community of lakes, woods, and fields, I don’t have to go anywhere. The glory is all around me.

  6. Beautiful photo! What a wonderful view! Here, the leaves are showing lovely colours but they aren’t staying on the trees for long as we have had rain and it’s been windy.

  7. Gorgeous colors in that photo. Looks like a peaceful and beautiful place
    It’s beautiful here in southern Virginia. We’re fortunate to have great views here on the farm. One of the best places to take in the colors is from our back porch. They’re the most stunning in the early morning and late afternoon light.

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