Prairie Secrets


It is hard being a tree in south-western Saskatchewan, unless you head for the Cypress Hills! But if you are a tree and want to

live in the dry rugged coulee’s of Sasklanding then you had better pick the north facing slopes and valleys like these trees did.

There are actually quite a number of spots like this hidden in the folds and valleys of the coulee’s here. Often I will hike down into

one of these secret little forests and be transported into another world. In just a few steps my world shrinks as the sweeping

views of the prairie are replaced with the close clutter of trunks, limbs and leaves, the incessant wind finally stilled,

a game trail winding through, I must follow it…


Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park, Saskatchewan