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    September 28, 2014
    'Prairie Crocus' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    The prairie crocus, Anemone patens, is Manitoba’s provincial flower. It is one of the very first plants to bloom in the spring and can often be observed covered in hoarfrost or even by a late spring snow. It normally grows singly but can also be found growing in clumps. The pale mauve to dark blue-purplish saucer-shaped blossoms are very efficient in trapping heat from the sun during the early spring period. The prairie crocus is a fine symbol of perseverance on the Canadian Prairie.

    The prairie crocus is a long-lived perennial and individual plants may live for 50 years. Like so many of our native prairie plants, the habitat of the prairie crocus has largely disappeared, being replaced by farms, cities and roads.

    Notecards retail for $ 6.95 each

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    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    September 26, 2014
    'Flowing Waters' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    Water provides the Earth with the capacity to support life. It covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface but only two and a half percent of that water is freshwater. While three quarters of our freshwater is contained in ice sheets and glaciers, most of that water is inaccessible. Water is one of our greatest resources but we often take it for granted.

    Man is attracted to water and often builds close to it. Besides its life sustaining qualities, water also has the ability to soothe and heal through its mesmerizing, reflective and contemplative qualities. Gazing at the flowing waters of Tulabi Falls in Nopiming Provincial Park for even a brief moment can take you on a personal journey of discovery.

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    September 26, 2014
    'Riding Mountain National Park' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    Located in southwestern Manitoba, Riding Mountain National Park is where the aspen parkland meets the boreal forest. Surrounded by farmland, it includes large tracts of boreal forest, a section of deciduous forest to the east along the Manitoba Escarpment as well as sections of meadows and rough Fescue prairie to the west where a captive herd of plains bison roams. This wilderness area is home to wolves, black bears, moose, whitetail deer, elk and the great gray owl to name a few of its most commonly seen denizens.

    Riding Mountain National Park is a pristine place where countless lakes abound like Whirlpool Lake, captured in the warm, dramatic evening light of a passing storm.

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    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    September 24, 2014
    'Great Gray Owl' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    The great gray owl, Stryx nebulosa, also known as The Phantom of the North, is a very large gray to grayish-brown owl found throughout the northern hemisphere. Great gray owls breed in the dense coniferous forests of the north and feed primarily on small rodents. They can locate mice under the snow through their excellent hearing and then plunging down through the snow to capture them. While mostly active at night, they can also be seen during the day.

    Great gray owls are long-lived birds, with captive individuals reaching 40 years of age. The great gray owl is the provincial bird of Manitoba.

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    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    September 23, 2014
    'Lake Winnipeg Dawn' - Manitoba Series (Notecard and Photographic Print)

    Lake Winnipeg is the sixth largest lake in Canada and the eleventh largest on Earth. It is fed by three major rivers: the Saskatchewan River to the west, the Winnipeg River to the east and the Red River to the south. In turn, Lake Winnipeg flows into the Nelson River where it eventually empties into Hudson Bay.

    Along both eastern and western shores, mainly in the southern portions, many cottagers enjoy the beautiful beaches along its shores. In the southwestern section of the lake, the iconic ‘stick piers’ can be seen jutting out into the lake. These piers are unique to the area and are made of local aspen trees that are erected each the spring and taken down again each fall.

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    Available at WOW Mabuhay Gift Store in the Johnston Terminal at The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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