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JJ Collett Provincial Natural Area Foundation located in rural central Alberta near the hamlet of Morningside, consists of 635 acres of Aspen Parkland underlain by ancient sand dunes. Over 18 km of maintained trails wind through a mosaic of shrub lands, aspen groves, stands of white spruce ano moist shady hillsides, wetlands and grasssy meadows typical of the area.
Each year thousands of wild animals are injured, orphaned or compromised. Most of these are a result of human activities. Many of these animals can be rescued, treated and released back into their natural habitat. The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is a wildlife hospital and environmental education centre dedicated to assisting distressed wild animals to return back to their natural environment.
The Alberta Lepidopterists' Guild (ALG) is a non-profit society made up of amateur and professional Lepidopterists. Our objective is to support and encourage the study and appreciation of Alberta Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).
Located in the heart of central Alberta, Ellis Bird Farm is both a working farm as well as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity-nesting birds. Drop-in visitors and tour groups are welcome at Ellis Bird Farm during the summer months, when we are open to the public. We invite you to stroll the trails, enjoy the beautiful gardens, see the world’s largest outdoor collection of bluebird nest boxes, take a tour out to our bluebird trail, visit the Visitor Centre and linger in the Tea House. We invite you to visit us! Enjoy a country drive in Central Alberta.
Nature Alberta is a federation of natural history organizations operating in Alberta. Natural history is the study of plants or animals, using observational rather than experimental methods. A person who studies natural history is a naturalist.
Alberta is fortunate to have a wide diversity of wildlife and wild spaces! All native plants and animals have a right to co-exist with Albertans, who in turn benefit by having access to a healthy, natural environment. Increasing our understanding of nature will lead to increased enjoyment of it. Today, more than 40 natural history clubs are engaging Albertans across the province in the conservation and appreciation of our natural heritage.