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Snapshots

  1. Red Pick-Up

    Snapshot Title: Red Pick-Up
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    Gravel roads were remarkably dust-free. Just watch out for ducks, snakes, burrowing owls, and prairie dogs...



  2. Sagebrush

    Snapshot Title: Sagebrush
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    Although Gigapans can't yet relate an "olfactoscape," try to imagine dust mixed with sagebrush when you view this image. Many of the ants found in Grasslands were tending aphids on /Artemisia triden...



  3. Prairie Dog Colony

    Snapshot Title: Prairie Dog Colony
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    Large, flat expanses in Grasslands National Park tended to be inhabited by massive colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs. These areas were good for butterflies such as sulphurs and wood nymphs and bl...



  4. Southern Slopes

    Snapshot Title: Southern Slopes
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    Sheltered slopes such as these seemed to house large numbers of prickly pear and pincushion cacti. Flowers were a great place to find beetles, bees, and wasps.



  5. Bridge Over the River Frenchman

    Snapshot Title: Bridge Over the River Frenchman
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    The Frenchman River turned out to be home to a large supply of filamentous green algae as well as some micro-crustaceans. There was usually a lot of lush herbaceous vegetation near the banks, which w...



  6. The Outhouse

    Snapshot Title: The Outhouse
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    An outhouse with a view!
    (It also didn't smell very nice, so this was a prime location).



  7. Belza's Ranch

    Snapshot Title: Belza's Ranch
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    With permission from Grasslands park staff, we were able to stay the night and set up a moth light at this abandoned ranch.
    It could use a new coat of paint, but the colour was well-chosen in my opini...



  8. Self-portrait

    Snapshot Title: Self-portrait
    Taken by: Smith, Alex

    Image: Grasslands National Park - Belza's Ranch Panorama
    Image Owner: Smith, Alex



    Description:

    The intrepid gigapanner and his trusty sidekick.