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Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta Location: Devonian Islands, Regina       Interesting facts: – A male Western Meadowlark usually has two mates at the same time. – They are  a member of the blackbird family. – Meadowlarks feed by “gaping”. They push their bill into soil or bark, then force it open, creating a hole to access insects. – They will abandon nests if disturbed … Continue reading Fauna of Saskatchewan 18

Moose Mountain Provincial Park

I recently returned from camping at Moose Mountain Provincial Park. It was my first visit in many years. I had a site in the small Lynwood campground. This area had electricity, water, flush toilets and showers. Most sites are semi-private at best, but are still better than the crammed sites at Fish Creek campground. Activities are spread out through the park. The beach is over … Continue reading Moose Mountain Provincial Park

Grasslands National Park

This summer I ventured to the West Block of Grasslands National Park. It covers over 900 square kilometres of natural prairie. We stayed at the Frenchman Valley Campground 20 minutes from Val Marie. The campground had vault toilets, potable water, electricity, fire pits, and a park centre to escape poor weather conditions and visit with park staff. There are no showers or sinks at this … Continue reading Grasslands National Park

Insinger, Saskatchewan

Insinger was named after Fredrik Robert Insinger, a politician and rancher from Holland. Settlers first came to the area in 1891. They were mostly Ukrainian, but some Doukhobors did live near Insinger. The railway came to Insinger in 1903 and a village post office was built in 1908. A railroad station was not constructed until 1920. The following year a school was erected and the … Continue reading Insinger, Saskatchewan