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Ιούλιος 03, 2021

A new online volunteer opportunity to help the environment and YOU get a chance to win $1,000

A new online volunteer opportunity to help the environment and YOU get a chance to win $1,000 https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/2021/07/03/win-1000-just-take-a-selfie/

Celebrate Canada Historic Places Days. This selfie contest and a chance to win $$$1,000.00 if very easy to do. Between July 3rd – 31st, take the time to enter the Canada Historic Places Days Selfie Contest and you are entered for a chance to win $1000 for yourself AND $1000 for a historic place! Guess what? Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is an historic site, and you can enter your selfie to enter the contest. That’s not all. George Genereux Urban Regional Park is also an historic site! You can enter the contest for both afforestation areas!

So you want to learn how to enter a contest for $1,000?

Go to each of the two above places by using their links between July 3rd – 31st .

Download one of the images from the photo gallery –Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or George Genereux Urban Regional Park.

Add your selfie over top of the gallery image at that same webpage check out the instructions here
https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com/2021/07/03/win-1000-just-take-a-selfie/

Add a tag #HistoricPlacesDays, tag the historic place #RichardStBarbeBakerAfforestationArea or #GeorgeGenereuxUrbanRegionalPark, then just tag and follow @nationaltrustca

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Isn’t that easy? Remember to share with your friends and on social media!

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Ιούλιος 24, 2021

Campanula Those pretty blue bell flowers

There are two excellent discussions online by Mary Krieger

One in an observation acknowledging that here in Saskatchewan we may have Campanula Alaskana, but that there are other Campanula species to watch for also!

Campanula petiolata Observation https://inaturalist.ca/observations/54942912#activity_identification_a09efc16-e12a-4939-aaa6-d7928ea3b4c5

Mary Krieger journal on Campanula in Manitoba. State of Play and Incoming Realignment.
https://inaturalist.ca/journal/marykrieger/54525-campanula-in-manitoba-state-of-play-and-incoming-realignment

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Ιούλιος 26, 2021

Wild Roses of Saskatchewan How to tell them apart.

Links provided for photograph referencing the four SK wild rose species.

Minnesota Wild Flower has great images of blooms, leaves, fruit. Fruit images especially good for identification after late July

Glen Lee on Saskatchewan Wild Flower has images going into all the rose parts but not the fruit

Woods Rose Rosa woodsii
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/woods-wild-rose
Wood' Rose https://www.saskwildflower.ca/nat_Rosa-woodsii.html
The only difference between Wood's Rose and Smooth Rose is the pair of prickles just below the wood's rose leaf nodes (infrastipular.) The stem shows broad flattened bases on every bristle. Mainly seen with 7 leaflets. 2-4 blooms at end of stem (can be more) Any shape fruit, mostly globular. Often mixed up with smooth rose.

Prickly Rose Rosa aciclaris
Saskatchewan Data conservation centre gives this as Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/prickly-wild-rose
https://www.saskwildflower.ca/nat_Rosa-acicularis.html
The tallest of all the prairie roses. 1.2 - 2.5 m (4 - 8 feet) high. Many many prickles on the stem. 5-7 leaflets rarely more. Only one to three flowers at the end of the stem, and usually one deep pink flower only. Most often the rose hip is long, oval and slender not globular. Round globular fruit.

Prairie Rose Rosa arkansas
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/prairie-rose
https://www.saskwildflower.ca/nat_Rosa-arkansana.html
Shortest of all prairie wild roses - low growing 15 to 46 cm high and may bloom after the other roses are finished. Whitish pink flowers. (6 to 18 inches) 9-11 shiny leaflets. 1-4 flowers on end of stem. Round globular fruit.

Note besides the three roses above, the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre SCDC also lists
Smooth Rose Rosa blanda
SCDC ranks Smooth rose as S1 Critically Imperiled/ Extremely rare At very high risk of extinction or extirpation due to extreme rarity, very steep declines, high threat level, or other factors.
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/smooth-wild-rose
Not listed on Sk Wildflowers so no link
https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/rosa/blanda/
Branches thornless or almost thornless as in images above.
Upper portions of bush and new growth has no bristles. Usually 7 leaflets. 1-4 blooms at end of stem. Round globular fruit. Often confused with Wood's Rose. The only difference between Wood's Rose and Smooth Rose is the pair of prickles just below the wood's rose leaf nodes (infrastipular.)

Because there are two rose species very similar, one could say that Wood's Rose/Smooth Rose are the most common species on the prairies.

Great to take pictures of the bristles, the numbers of leaflets on a leaf, if there are bristles below leaf nodes, and after the bush stops blooming an image of the fruit.

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