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Horseshoe Lake Reserve, Trip #44

Horseshoe Lake is a former meander of the Avon River, which eventually became cut off. Following the earthquakes, it has become generally wetter. We visited this site in July (2017). Below is some of what we saw. Animals We used … Continue reading

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Sugarloaf Reserve, Trip #35

Sugarloaf Scenic Reserve includes one of the peaks on the Port Hills, and reaches a height of 496 m. There is a communications tower at the top. There were several fires on the Port Hills in February this year (2017), and … Continue reading

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Mt Vernon Valley, Trip #33

Last week (March 2017) we explored some of Mt Vernon Valley, on the Port Hills. The valley has a mixture of shrubland, grassland, rock outcrops, some small caves, and an ephemeral stream down the bottom. This is some of what we … Continue reading

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Victoria Park, #9

Our trip last week was to some rock outcrops, with nearby grassland and shrubs, on the Port Hills. Animals Crickets & Grasshoppers (Order: Orthoptera) We saw quite a few crickets and at least one grasshopper, mainly in the long grass. … Continue reading

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