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Photographer Dianne Seamanns captured this winter shot of a Short-eared Owl featured in Legacy's 2021 calendar.

These owls hunt mostly on the wing, swooping low over grasslands, marshes, pastures and cropland. Conserving areas like these is important to their survival. 

The call for photos for our 2022 calendar will go out in April. You can find Submission Guidelines on our website along with thoughts on Ethical Nature Photography. 


Webinar Series


Wednesday March 3 we kick off our new series titled Conserving Your Land 2021: Estate and Succession Opportunities.

The first episode in this free 4-part series features Kim Good, Chair of Legacy's Board of Directors. 

Kim has 25 years of conservation experience. She'll introduce land conservation and some of the tools available to landowners who want to conserve their land. 

Check here for dates and details about upcoming episodes.

If you'd like to register for this series, please contact me by Monday March 1 by phone (403) 556-1029 or email.  I'll send the Zoom link out March 1. 

Keri Sharpe
Executive Director
Let's Get Social

Have you had a chance to check us out on facebook and instagram? You'll find two new posts each week.

Thanks to Legacy's Stories Coordinator Sarah Leach and Board Member Bob Griebel for making this happen.

On the Land

As the weather had greatly improved I was able to have a couple outdoor meetings last week. It was great to get some fresh air and visit some potential conservation easement sites. 

Plans are beginning for spring and summer site visits and I’m looking forward to getting out to see more of the landscape that we are helping our landowners protect. We are anxiously waiting to hear from the Alberta Land Trust Grants Program about which upcoming projects they will fund!
 
Mary Jane Block
Conservation Director

Osteophagy?

If that word is new to you it was to me, too.

I've seen squirrels chewing bones and found tiny teeth marks on old antlers. I assumed they needed the calcium.

When I spotted a white-tailed doe chewing on a moose antler I decided I needed to learn more.
According to Wikipedia osteophagy is the practice of animals, mostly herbivores, eating bones. Phosphorus is an essential mineral for all animals. It plays a key role in skeletal formation and is needed for many biological processes in the body.

The problem? Most vegetation doesn't contain enough phosphates—hence animals need to find another source. 

Have you seen anything odd or unusual lately? Drop me a note. 🙂

Sally Banks
Communications Volunteer
Land Conservation

Increasingly the evidence suggests that people benefit so much more from contact with nature that land conservation can be viewed as a public health strategy.

Richard Louv

 
Photographers
Dianne Seamans / Short-eared Owl
Veronica Reist / Grazing Cattle
Ester Ouderkirk / Bull Moose
Sally Banks / White-tailed Deer 
Peter Kleinloog / Cinnamon Teal
 
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