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 2010/11 Gordon Terrace Elementary School - Cranbrook,BC
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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 12:51 AM EDT  
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Lovely photos Stewart and I especially like the turtle.
Since they are so crisp and close up I'm thinking "new camera ??" Grin

I wish my day had been so bright. The last surviving Creston Wildlife Management Area osprey chick was killed by a raven today --- it's been a sad day Sad


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By: jkr (offline) on Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 09:14 PM EDT  
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Stewart I almost forgot to inquire whether or not you've spotted the pelican again ? I've watched for him but haven't seen him anywhere. Perhaps he's moved on :dunno:


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By: SMW (offline) on Sunday, July 17 2011 @ 09:39 PM EDT  
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No further sightings yet, Judy, but keeping a watchful eye on the lake!!


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By: SMW (offline) on Tuesday, July 19 2011 @ 12:41 AM EDT  
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Today I took a walk to Elizabeth Lake first thing in the morning and again just before sunset because the light is often ideal for taking pictures at those times. As I watched the activity in and around the lake tonight, this group of Canada geese entered the water close to where I was standing.

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As I walked back in the direction I had come, I noticed the geese swimming in a line, which made me think of the phrase "ducks in a row". I quickened my pace, anticipating where they might come ashore, and hoping to get a close up of them in a line with the backdrop of the mountains behind.

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However, just before they reached the spot where I was waiting, they changed direction and swam off in small groups.


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By: SMW (offline) on Saturday, July 23 2011 @ 10:56 PM EDT  
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It's amazing how green and thick the vegetation is this year. However, it was a cold, wet spring, and summer started off fairly cool and damp apart from some sporadic hot days. The sweet clover by the Lakeshore Trail by Elizabeth Lake is as tall as an adult in places.

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The lake level continues to be high and has only started to fall recently.

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The water at the outflow is relatively clear and free of algae.


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By: SMW (offline) on Monday, July 25 2011 @ 08:15 PM EDT  
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Elizabeth Lake was alive with damselflies and dragonflies this afternoon. It was easier to take a picture of a damselfly because they do come to rest, but dragonflies zipped this way and that and, before you knew it, they were gone.

School resumes on Tuesday, September 6, and I'm already looking forward to introducing the plants and animals of Elizabeth Lake to next year's grade 3s.

This will be the last entry for the 2010/2011 school year.

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By: jkr (offline) on Thursday, July 28 2011 @ 10:45 AM EDT  
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So concludes the 2010 - 2011 school year and thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures throughout the year.

A new thread is set up for 2011 - 2012 school year here forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=251722


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By: jkr (offline) on Wednesday, January 18 2012 @ 09:56 AM EST  
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A little bit of an update on the Class of 2010 - 2011.
They have received a wonderful letter from Mrs. Porter of Calgary, Alberta which Mr. Wilson has asked me to post in this archived thread.

Quote Mr. Wilson:
"Today I received a card addressed to Mr. Wilson and his Grade 3 Class from a Mrs. Porter, who lives in Calgary. Back in September 2011 she picked up a copy of A Kid's Guide to Elizabeth Lake - 2011, which she had taken with her as she explored the area around the lake. When I shared it with the present grade 4s who put it together last June, they were as thrilled as I.

Thank you Mrs. Porter from your thoughtful letter!! "


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CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE ! Clapping


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