I decided to visit Maskepetoon Park in Red Deer this morning. Not another soul to be seen here. The city has added a lot of upgraded trails to the park in the last while making for easy access, other than the 104 steps down(and back up again). It was cold this morning and a bit of ice had formed on some of the small ponds and rivulets.
The park is mostly covered in rather thick brush with many downed trees The forest ranges from a spruce forest almost like you are in the foothills or mountains to some very large poplars, many of which have their tops tops broken off. But, every now and again there may be a small pond or opening in the forest dominated with some small brush and grasses. One of these openings allowed me to find a wasp’s nest, now revealed with all the leaves gone.
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