a Plains Bison takes a dust bath

Where the buffalo roam…

Pictures taken by Larry Halverson in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan

Local naturalist Larry Halverson and his wife Karan camped for 39 days in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, exploring the scenery and admiring the wildlife. Halverson photographed many rare and endangered species while on his trip. These photos were taken in Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan. Grassland areas have a great significance locally in B.C. One-third of the province’s endangered species are supported by grassland areas, which only constitute one per cent of the provincial land base. A Plains Bison takes a dust bath (a threatened species reintroduced into Grasslands National Park after a 120-year absence); the sunrise on the Frenchman River; watching the sunset in Grasslands National Park; a red-winged blackbird; a prairie rattlesnake seen on the road while cycling; and a beautiful pin cushion cactus. Photos by Larry Halverson

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