Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Asquith North Complex (Saskatoon)

This 97 hectare (239 ac.) plot of mixed grasslands lies just west of Saskatoon, about 8 km north of the Town of Asquith. Rough fescue, quaking aspen and northern snowberry dominate this gently rolling terrain, familiar to local ranchers and periodically grazed by their cattle. Based in the Saskatchewan Prairie Natural Area, the region is home to a diversity of mammals and prairie birds, including mule deer, loggerhead shrike, and the endangered burrowing owl.

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