Hidden Valley Nature Refuge

Hidden Valley Nature Refuge is located eight kilometres east of Craven. It covers over three hundred acres and is owned by Nature Regina. Hiking, educational studies, photography, and observing wildlife are the primary purposes of this protected space. The terrain includes grassland, hills, woods, and coulees. Two weeks ago I hiked the hills with a couple friends. There are a couple paths up the hills … Continue reading Hidden Valley Nature Refuge

Cycling Summary

Another year of biking is in the books! Number of Rides: 51 Total Distance: 1,583.34 kilometres Total Time: 94 hours 52 minutes Longest Ride: 38.70 kilometres – September 9th Average Ride (distance): 31.05 kilometres Average Ride (time): 1 hour 51 minutes Average Speed: 17.80 kilometres Fastest Average Speed: 19.70 kilometres – August 21st Top Speed: 33.90 kilometres – April 25th Hottest Ride: 28 C – … Continue reading Cycling Summary

Maria Montessori Day 2020

Today marks the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. She was born in Chiaravalle, Italy in 1870. Montessori obtained her doctor of medicine in 1896. Dr. Montessori turned her attention to assisting children with special needs. This training emphasized a holistic approach to teaching students. Dr. Montessori observed their psychology, anatomy, and behaviour. She designed instruction and materials to help children learn. In 1907 she … Continue reading Maria Montessori Day 2020

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church is located ten kilometres southwest of Edenwold. The original church on this site was built in 1891. The cemetery dates back to the same year. Seventeen families made up the initial congregation. By the 1910s, the population of Edenwold had grown and the residents requested a church located within the town. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church began serving Edenwold, while St. John’s … Continue reading St. John’s Lutheran Church

Meadow Lake Provincial Park

This summer I crossed off Meadow Lake Provincial Park from my Saskatchewan bucket list. We spent four nights at the park in July. Kimball Lake “C” Campground – a ten-minute walk from the beach, but quiet Kimball Lake was our base, although the park has several campgrounds. This campground has welcoming campsites, modern shower facilities, a great, sandy beach, and a couple trail heads. We … Continue reading Meadow Lake Provincial Park

Fauna of Saskatchewan 25

House Sparrow Passer domesticus Location: Regina, SK Interesting facts: – House sparrows are very aggressive. In the late 1800s, a scientist documented sparrows protecting their nest from seventy varying species including Purple Martins and Eastern Bluebirds. – This species of sparrow was first imported to Brooklyn in the 1850s. They protected city trees by eating the larva of the snow-white linden moth. In less than … Continue reading Fauna of Saskatchewan 25