Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Beavers, like this one, have been busy at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (File photo by Pam Burns/Special to The News)

WATCH: Beavers caught gnawing at night at nature centre

Video captures nocturnal beaver activity

 

A clear night sky is ideal for viewing the comet NEOWISE, which is visible with the naked eye above the northwest horizon. Photo courtesy, Ben Stewart

Comet is a treat for skywatchers

Big Dipper’s bottom two stars point to comet

 

On the lookout for murder hornets

On the lookout for murder hornets

World’s biggest hornet spotted last year in British Columbia

 

Kathryn Huedepohl, program lead at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, holds up a strawberry, banana and watermelon-flavoured insect suckers available at the centre’s store. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Candy bugs available at Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Lollipops with an insect centre available in Red Deer

Kathryn Huedepohl, program lead at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, holds up a strawberry, banana and watermelon-flavoured insect suckers available at the centre’s store. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A close-up shot of fallen of autumn leaves carpeting the ground. (Contributed photo)

To rake, or not to rake, in Red Deer

Providing hibernation habitat for native insects

A close-up shot of fallen of autumn leaves carpeting the ground. (Contributed photo)
Earth Celebration Parade will be held on August 11 at 10 a.m. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Earth Celebration Parade will be held on August 11 at 10 a.m. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
The risk of people contracting rabies in Canada, from bats or other wildlife, is low. (Photo by Alaska Department of Fish and Game)

Fear of bats unnecessary despite rabies death

Bats are beneficial, says Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer

The risk of people contracting rabies in Canada, from bats or other wildlife, is low. (Photo by Alaska Department of Fish and Game)
Abigail Sandoval, 4, checks out a goldeye fish from the Red Deer River in the new Dow Freshwater Aquarium at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Public gets close-up view of Red Deer River’s aquatic life

New Dow Freshwater Aquarium officially opened Thursday

Abigail Sandoval, 4, checks out a goldeye fish from the Red Deer River in the new Dow Freshwater Aquarium at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Glynis Wilson Boultbee and her spouse Paul Boultbee have a joint art show at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre called Horizon Lines: Reflections on Fire and Water. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Wildfires sparked the fiery images in Horizon Lines exhibit at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Spouses Glynis Wilson Boultbee and Paul Boultbee collaborate on fire and water art display

Glynis Wilson Boultbee and her spouse Paul Boultbee have a joint art show at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre called Horizon Lines: Reflections on Fire and Water. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Todd Nivens, executive director at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, said there has been a huge outpouring of support since the graffiti damaged was posted on Facebook. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Todd Nivens, executive director at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, said there has been a huge outpouring of support since the graffiti damaged was posted on Facebook. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer artist Lyle Keewatin Richards is showing his metal sculptures at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer artist Lyle Keewatin Richards is showing his metal sculptures at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Jeff Powers’ art exhibit, Ornithurae, is showing at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre until Friday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer artist highlights the dinosaur connection of Alberta birds

Jeff Powers is fascinated by winged creatures

Jeff Powers’ art exhibit, Ornithurae, is showing at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre until Friday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer artist Darren Petersen’s exhibit Oasis runs at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre gallery. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer artist Darren Petersen’s exhibit Oasis runs at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre gallery. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
A broken chair frame and other debris was pulled from the shores of the Red Deer River and city creeks on the weekend. (Contributed photo.)

Red Deer shoreline clean-up discovers some unnatural wonders

180 volunteers turn up to pick up trash

A broken chair frame and other debris was pulled from the shores of the Red Deer River and city creeks on the weekend. (Contributed photo.)
Red Deer River cleanup happens on Sunday

Red Deer River cleanup happens on Sunday

Central Albertans needed for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Red Deer River cleanup happens on Sunday
Perseid meteor shower is the backdrop for a fundraising event on August 11 for Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (File photo contributed by Jacob Pidherney)
Perseid meteor shower is the backdrop for a fundraising event on August 11 for Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (File photo contributed by Jacob Pidherney)
Alice Koning, community and outreach programmer at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, was preparing the planetarium on Sunday for the centre’s monthly indoor show of the night sky and constellations. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Learn about constellations at Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Indoor Family Planetarium program in Red Deer

Alice Koning, community and outreach programmer at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, was preparing the planetarium on Sunday for the centre’s monthly indoor show of the night sky and constellations. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A viewer checks out new interpretive signage at the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary that shows previous uses for the land, including a war-time army training area. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN).

PHOTO: Learning about the colourful history of Red Deer’s Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

New large-scale interpretive signs bring the past to life

A viewer checks out new interpretive signage at the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary that shows previous uses for the land, including a war-time army training area. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN).
The Old House, an oil painting by Red Deer artist Rita Schoenberger, is part of an exhibit at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

PHOTO: Capturing the play of light

Rita Schoenberger’s works are exhibited at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer

The Old House, an oil painting by Red Deer artist Rita Schoenberger, is part of an exhibit at the Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Few nesting owls have been observed this spring in the Red Deer region. (Contributed photo by Judy Boyd).
Few nesting owls have been observed this spring in the Red Deer region. (Contributed photo by Judy Boyd).