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Edmonton and Area Land Trust
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EALT is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving natural heritage through community stewardship
EALT is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving natural heritage through community stewardship

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Read our latest Conservation Connection News for an update on EALT's local conservation efforts! http://ow.ly/sdDo30hg6J1
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This week’s #FloraFriday is a member of the #Cactaceae family, the #PricklyPearCactus. This spikey species is found in dry grasslands and badlands, and doesn't need much water to survive. The flowers are a bright yellow and can be found blooming mid-summer. Interestingly, the cactus “pads” are actually modified stems that have adapted to survive with very little moisture! The fruit of the cactus is edible and very tasty. If your ever wandering Alberta`s badlands in the fall, keep an eye out for this tasty treat! Post By: Shawny Eckert Photo by: Marg Reine
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Help protect habitat for our #MooseOnTheLoose and other wildlife by donating to our Sponsor a Species campaign! Receive a Photo eCard to commemorate a gift of nature conservation. #Donate #SponsoraSpecies #Giving http://ow.ly/eulj30haRkp
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Whether a gift for someone or a decoration for yourself, an Ice Candle is a great activity for the winter (it might be too warm in #yeg this weekend though!) You can find instructions here: http://ow.ly/TMRG30h6yjb
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This week’s #FaunaFriday was pulled from the archives and features the majestic #SnowyOwl in light of a recent rescue in Edmonton ( http://ow.ly/wZQj30h6ggD). While all of our summer songbirds migrate to South America, the Snowy Owl spends its summers in the Arctic, and then migrates here for the winter! Unlike most owls, Snowy Owls hunt during the day, and will hunt lemmings during all hours of continuous daylight in the Arctic. Insulated for the Arctic cold, Snowy Owls have thick feathers which contribute to making them the heaviest owl in North America. Male Snowy Owls have dark barring on their snow white feathers when they are young, but get whiter as they grow old and wise. Females retain dark markings throughout their lives. So if you spot a Snowy Owl that is almost pure white, you can be sure you are looking at an older male. Photo By: David Hemmings
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There are many ways to support the Edmonton and Area Land Trust during this season of giving. Here are 5 ways you can support us, right now! http://ow.ly/HDc530h3JdL
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The Bighorn Backcountry houses the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River, which runs right through Edmonton giving life to our city. Love Your Headwaters has a campaign supported by a scientifically based study (http://ow.ly/D5Ml30h0tyD). What do you think? You have an opportunity to have your voice heard. Edmonton Community Foundation
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The cold weather has set in for the year and waterfowl have finished their yearly flight south. In celebration of migrations, this week’s #FaunaFriday is the stunning Wood duck (Aix sponsa). The males are brightly coloured, with iridescent chestnut, blue and green feathers with a striking white pattern around the head and eye. This species is unique because they are one of the only species of ducks that has claws! They use these claws to grip and hold onto tree branches.
The #WoodDuck can be found in forests, swamps and marshes and are known as #CavityNesters which means they make their nest in a hollowed out tree cavity. Look for this beautiful species next spring and make sure to bring a camera!
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Thank you very much for all of your generous donations on #GivingTuesday! Because of your generosity during this campaign, EALT is able to continue to conserve wildlife habitat in the Edmonton region AND we're excited to be launching our new Sponsor a Species campaign! http://ow.ly/XvXP30gVCGh #ThankYouThursday #GivingTuesdayCA #Grateful
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"Many studies have examined the health benefits of interacting with nature and suggested time in green environments can be used to improve mental health and decrease stress and anxiety." Article and Photo Credit: Madeleine Cummings. http://ow.ly/poyw30gTMDS #ForestTherapy #LarchSantuary #ShinrinYoku #ForestBathing #YEG
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