Grasslands National Park


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Grasslands National Park was created in southwest Saskatchewan (Canada) to preserve the grassy prairies. It consists of western and eastern parts. Two hundred years ago countless herds of bison roamed all these amazing hills and ravines covered with a sea of ​​grass. From the roar of their hoofs, the earth shook, and the endless meadows seemed black during the migration of buffaloes. Evidence that all this once was, are only huge stones, washed off by powerful bodies of bison, and potholes, trampled by millions of hooves.

The idea of ​​making the prairie meadows a conservation area, to preserve them, appeared in the 1830s. Now the park is protected by the law of 22 species of plants, animals and birds. Having come to the park, you will not see modern buildings, asphalted or stone-paved roads, car parks. Do not pass here and high-voltage transmission lines. But you will not notice numerous animals at once. You must be patient to see a coyote, a lynx, a gray-haired antelope or a deer at dawn or in the evening canadian twilight.

Only in these places of Canada black-tailed prairie dogs are preserved. And what a variety of birds here: sage grouse, golden eagle, royal buzzard. Caution! Rattlesnakes are abundant here, which are especially dangerous if they unexpectedly met her. The park also has about 1,800 archaeological sites Canada. On the tops of the hills, mountain ridges you can see the base of the wigwam stones laid out all around. Them the edges of buffalo skin pressed to the ground. And wigwams covered with skins. In this part of Canada, the Cree, Sioux, Gro-Vantre, Black-foot, Assiniboine tribes lived and hunted. None of those traveling in the park will not leave indifferent the fascinating history of this land, the wealth and diversity of flora and fauna. From the picturesque expanses is breathtaking!

 Add to this the voices of countless birds and the enchanting aroma of sage carried by the wind. Rare clouds float in the vast blue of the sky, and the far horizon gives a feeling of freedom and a desire to exclaim: “I am in paradise, canadian!”