When working east of Nordegg in 2014 Vince found this little fawn. The spots on the fawn are for camouflage, to help him blend into his environment. These spots will last for the first 90-120 days of his life and will fade when he grows his warmer winter coat.
You never know who you might meet when working out on the land. Kurt snapped this photo of a sweet little bunny in 2014.
While not as well camouflaged as the spruce grouse chicks, this toad does a pretty good job of keeping hidden.
We usually encounter at least one herd of wild horses each season when working in Sundre Forest Products FMA. This rather skittish group was encountered in 2014 by Madeline and Vince.
And just like that field season is over, now its time to buckle down and complete artifact cataloging, site forms and final permit reports!
We never know what we are going to find when out walking in the woods. This summer we came across this neat modern cabin with a roof that doubles as a tree stand. The cabin overlooks a pretty stream and has nice fire pit with split log benches around it to boot.
Working in the field of archaeology requires more than a good eye to spot artifacts and a willingness to work away from home. Archaeologists are required to be a “Jane of all trades” meaning we have to be able to keep a cool head when things don’t go our way and problem solve our ways out of it. Whether this means fixing a tire on the side of the highway, MacGyvering an ATV repair or getting our ATVs out of sticky situations.