HIDDEN VALLEY

Nature Regina owns a half section of land in the Qu’Appelle River Valley near Lumsden. The purpose of the Hidden Valley Sanctuary is to preserve and protect wild fauna and flora and the surface itself in a natural form. The Sanctuary is relatively small and is ecologically fragile.

 

Members may visit for minimal impact activities such as hiking and photography. Pets and activities that would impair or detract from its natural value are prohibited. For more information, contact the Society. Nature Regina would like to thank EcoFriendly Sask for their grant to replace signs at Hidden Valley, in the summer of 2015, as well as another grant in November 2017 for help with one more sign. THANK YOU EcoFriendly Sask!

This is a great time to visit Hidden Valley. Lilies are in bloom, as are the cacti, Wild Peavine, Yellow Umbrella Plant and many more. I recommend taking the "Ridgeway Trail" as I think it offers the most flowers. From the parking area follow a cut path west (to your right) for 50 or 60 metres where the path goes through a gate in the fence, through a Saskatoon thicket and up the ridge. Hidden Valley Committee cut this trail last year to provide a scenic loop, or you can go up a ways and then back down. I took these photos June 27. The wind on the ridge keeps flowers moving, so I only got photos of a few of the flowers there. Submitted by Dale Hjertaas

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