A Visit To Grasslands National Park

by Greg Blaney September. 02, 2016 1359 views
This bull bison eats grass while virtually ignoring us.
Grass highlighted by the sun

Tall grass is highlighted by the late day sun against a backdrop of dark shrubs.

Dusty roads in the late day sun

Dust follows a truck on this gravel road, making one think that it could just as easily be a trail of smoke.

Dust drifting across farm fields

Dust caused by passing vehicles drifts across the farmers' fields. A person could be excused for thinking this is fog.

Ever vigilant, lest they become a meal, black tailed prairie dogs never stray far from their hole. The park is home to the most northerly colonies of these cute rodents.

Trees are scarce and can be spotted from kilometers away.

Trees are scarce and can be spotted from kilometers away.

Two bison eating grass on the prairie

Bison are the largest inhabitants of the park. A herd of about 600 currently call the park their home.

Horses grazing in a farmers fileld

These horses, grazing in a ranchers' field, contemplate the people on the other side of the fence taking pictures.

Flowers and wagon wheel

Colourful flowers greet visitors to the Val Marie Brick School House Museum and Tea Room

Star Trails and the Convent Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Convent Inn Bed and Breakfast in Val Marie was our home for two nights while we explored the area. This is a long exposure night shot showing star trails.

Hay bales and cloudy skies

Threatening skies and sunlit round hay bales make for an interesting contrast.

Recently, we visited Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan. It preserves the last of the natural prairie grasslands in Canada and is home to prairie dogs, free roaming bison, foxes and coyotes, a variety of birds, amphibians and reptiles as well as grass. Here are some photos of our time in and around the park.

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Ram Ya 4 years, 10 months ago

#3 This looks like this is out of a movie! #7 What a way to portray the power of these beasts!
Thank you for sharing with us and adding to my favorites :)

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