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Kakwa Wildland Area

Kakwa Wildland Area is at the extreme northern end of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. I spent six days in Kakwa, from July 21 to 27, 2006 helping Provincial Parks do a biophysical inventory of the area. Almost all access was by helicopter, as there were very few roads in the area. During that time I took lots of photographs, particularly of the habitat, wildflowers and invertebrates. I hope this gallery gives a feel for the wild beauty of this largely unspoiled country, and I hope it remains this way forever.
Wildflowers above Lemming Lake 1.jpg
Wildflowers above Lemming Lake 1.jpg
Wildflowers at La Creche 5.jpg
Wildflowers at La Creche 5.jpg
Dead Horse Meadows from the air 2.jpg
Dead Horse Meadows from the air 2.jpg
Lemming Lake 3.jpg
Lemming Lake 3.jpg
Helicopter above Lemming Lake 2.jpg
Helicopter above Lemming Lake 2.jpg
Stream above Lemming Lake 2.jpg
Stream above Lemming Lake 2.jpg
Boreal lake north of Kakwa Wildland Area copy.jpg
Boreal lake north of Kakwa Wildland Area copy.jpg
Kakwa Falls 3 copy.jpg
Kakwa Falls 3 copy.jpg
Hoary Marmot 1.jpg
Hoary Marmot 1.jpg
Spruce Grouse hen 1.jpg
Spruce Grouse hen 1.jpg
Spruce Grouse chick 1.jpg
Spruce Grouse chick 1.jpg
Spotted Frog 1.jpg
Spotted Frog 1.jpg
Aeshna juncea - Sedge Darner 4a.jpg
Aeshna juncea - Sedge Darner 4a.jpg
Aeshna palmata - Paddle-tailed Darner 1.jpg
Aeshna palmata - Paddle-tailed Darner 1.jpg
Aeshna palmata - Paddle-tailed Darner 4a.jpg
Aeshna palmata - Paddle-tailed Darner 4a.jpg
Amphizoa lecontei - Trout Stream Beetle 1.jpg
Amphizoa lecontei - Trout Stream Beetle 1.jpg
Arhopalus asperatus 1.jpg
Arhopalus asperatus 1.jpg
Boloria astarte - Astarte Fritillary 1.jpg
Boloria astarte - Astarte Fritillary 1.jpg
Caddisfly A1.jpg
Caddisfly A1.jpg
Campaea perlata - Pale Beauty 1.jpg
Campaea perlata - Pale Beauty 1.jpg
Tragosoma depsarius - Hairy Pine Borer 1.jpg
Tragosoma depsarius - Hairy Pine Borer 1.jpg
Chrysomela schaefferi - Chrysomelid beetle A1.jpg
Chrysomela schaefferi - Chrysomelid beetle A1.jpg
Chrysomela aneicollis - Chrysomelid beetle B1.jpg
Chrysomela aneicollis - Chrysomelid beetle B1.jpg
Xestoleptura tibaialis - Longhorn beetle 2.jpg
Xestoleptura tibaialis - Longhorn beetle 2.jpg
Furcula occidentalis - False Hornworm 1.jpg
Furcula occidentalis - False Hornworm 1.jpg
Melocosa fumosa 1.jpg
Melocosa fumosa 1.jpg
Amaurobiid spider A1.jpg
Amaurobiid spider A1.jpg
Libellulid Dragonfly larva B2.jpg
Libellulid Dragonfly larva B2.jpg
Monochamus scutellatus - White-spotted Sawyer Beetle 3.jpg
Monochamus scutellatus - White-spotted Sawyer Beetle 3.jpg
Syngrapha sp. prb. angulidens 1.jpg
Syngrapha sp. prb. angulidens 1.jpg
Nebria schwarzi 1.jpg
Nebria schwarzi 1.jpg
Oeneis mellissa - Mellissa Arctic 1.jpg
Oeneis mellissa - Mellissa Arctic 1.jpg
Liopilio sp. - Harvestman1.jpg
Liopilio sp. - Harvestman1.jpg
Peltoperlidae - Roachlike Stonefly A1.jpg
Peltoperlidae - Roachlike Stonefly A1.jpg
Graphoderus occidentalis - Predaceous Diving Beetle C1.jpg
Graphoderus occidentalis - Predaceous Diving Beetle C1.jpg
Sericomyia chrysotoxoides - Flower Fly 1.jpg
Sericomyia chrysotoxoides - Flower Fly 1.jpg
Albuna pyramidalis - Sesiid moth A1.jpg
Albuna pyramidalis - Sesiid moth A1.jpg
Irbisia fuscepubescens - Plant Bug 1.jpg
Irbisia fuscepubescens - Plant Bug 1.jpg
Somatochlora albicincta - Ringed Emerald 5.jpg
Somatochlora albicincta - Ringed Emerald 5.jpg
Speyeria atlantis hollandi - Atlantis Fritillary 1.jpg
Speyeria atlantis hollandi - Atlantis Fritillary 1.jpg
Callobius nomeus - Amaurobiid Spider A4.jpg
Callobius nomeus - Amaurobiid Spider A4.jpg
Syngrapha orophila 1.jpg
Syngrapha orophila 1.jpg
Coeloides dendroctoni - Braconid wasp parasite on Mountain Pine Beetle 1.jpg
Coeloides dendroctoni - Braconid wasp parasite on Mountain Pine Beetle 1.jpg
Rhizocarpon geographicum - Green Map Lichen 2.jpg
Rhizocarpon geographicum - Green Map Lichen 2.jpg
Aconitum delphinifolium - Mountain Monkshood 1.jpg
Aconitum delphinifolium - Mountain Monkshood 1.jpg
Anemone occidentalis - Western Anemone 3.jpg
Anemone occidentalis - Western Anemone 3.jpg
Aquilegia formosa - Red flowered Columbine 1.jpg
Aquilegia formosa - Red flowered Columbine 1.jpg
Castilleja sp. - Indian Paintbrush 4.jpg
Castilleja sp. - Indian Paintbrush 4.jpg
Lichen encrusted rock.jpg
Lichen encrusted rock.jpg
Mimulus lewisii - Red Monkey Flower 2.jpg
Mimulus lewisii - Red Monkey Flower 2.jpg
Myosotis alpestris - Alpine Forget-me-not 1a.jpg
Myosotis alpestris - Alpine Forget-me-not 1a.jpg
Phyllodoce empetriformis - Red Mountain Heather 1.jpg
Phyllodoce empetriformis - Red Mountain Heather 1.jpg
Saxifraga lyallii - Red-stemmed Saxifrage 1.jpg
Saxifraga lyallii - Red-stemmed Saxifrage 1.jpg
Saxifraga tricuspidata1.jpg
Saxifraga tricuspidata1.jpg
Seed head A1.jpg
Seed head A1.jpg
Seed head B2.jpg
Seed head B2.jpg
Sphagnum sp. A2.jpg
Sphagnum sp. A2.jpg
Artemisia norvegica1.jpg
Artemisia norvegica1.jpg