- Parking: On site
- Washrooms: In the Nature Center
- Paved and dirt path
|The path circling the pond.|
|Looking up between the branches.|
The Sanctuary is a beautiful place, though, and there is so much to see. Calgary Parks reports that there are over 270 species of birds, 21 species of mammals and 347 species of plants in the area. It's been closed for over two years as they've worked to restore the site after the floods of 2013, but the section that re-opened this summer seems to have regrown beautifully.
|Remnants of last night's storm.|
After completing the circuit, I sat on a bench by the pond and closed my eyes. I'm no ornithologist and I have no idea which bird was making which sound, but it was fascinating to really listen to the calls. I know we celebrate "bird song" as pure, natural music (or at least a good background for meditation) but not every call was a pleasant one. But these chirps, peeps, caws, screeches, and yes, even some lovely warbles and trills, made that sunny bench my new favorite spot to rest my tired walking legs!