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 2013/14 Gordon Terrace Elementary School
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By: SMW (offline) on Saturday, April 26 2014 @ 11:00 AM EDT  
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We did a clean up of our neighbourhood,
Including all the garbage that had gathered
In the bioswale on 14th Avenue,
As part of PITCH IN
For Earth Week!


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, May 02 2014 @ 08:26 PM EDT  
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A short walk to Elizabeth Lake
On a hot afternoon in May
To explore how the rising water
Has changed familiar landmarks.
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Young, observant eyes
Are quick to spot
Interesting things
To investigate.


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By: SMW (offline) on Sunday, May 11 2014 @ 12:04 PM EDT  
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For our last outing
The Outdoor Club went on a hike
To Potato Butte.
First stop was checking out
Several bluebird boxes.
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There were lots of things to see,
Balsam root,
Prairie crocuses,
Ant hills,
A tall larch tree
With a spiraling split
Along the length of its trunk,
A sign of being hit
By lightning.
The vistas
Of the Purcells to the west
And the Rockies to the east
Were worth the climb
To the top of the butte.
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There was lots to talk about
As we walked back downhill.


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By: SMW (offline) on Tuesday, May 13 2014 @ 11:39 PM EDT  
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Imagine finding a baby western painted turtle
Smaller than a house key
At Elizabeth Lake
The day before Painted Turtle Day!
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By: SMW (offline) on Thursday, May 15 2014 @ 12:34 AM EDT  
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What could be better
Than inspecting baby western painted turtles
Up close at Elizabeth Lake
On Painted Turtle Day?
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By: SMW (offline) on Thursday, May 15 2014 @ 12:41 AM EDT  
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Some of us found interesting bugs
Like this damselfly
Which had just emerged
From its larval stage.
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Others explored the water
Around the wooden dock.
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While a few waited patiently
To look through a scope.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, May 15 2014 @ 10:13 AM EDT  
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Wow - what tiny turtles! And what good eyes to spot them - it looks as if they hide very well.

Thank you for taking us on your trips to Elizabeth Lake and the surrounding area - what a lovely part of the world!

Then again, perhaps they all are, if you know where to look. This is from my part of the world, in Maine - the view from the bridge where I can see osprey and eagles nesting.



The osprey nest on a platform near the top of the evergreen on the point to the right, and the eagles have made the unusual choice to nest on a platform on a pole on the little island in the middle of the picture. If you click the picture to go to full size you can see the island, but really can't see the nest.

This is where they nest - it's fuzzy because I'm a long way away from them, using a zoom lens on my camera.



Not as spectacular as your view of the Rockies - but we like it. Smile

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By: SMW (offline) on Thursday, May 15 2014 @ 02:05 PM EDT  
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Thanks for sharing pictures and stories of your part of the world!!


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