Bulka Natural Area
Bulka - #48 in Alberta Discovery Guide and 46.3 km from Red Deer. This natural area is on the east on Highway 590 on the south side of the road, right before the Highway 21 junction. There is a pullout with a sign and a v-gate to walk through. To avoid blocking off any gates park to the side or in the ditch.
This natural area is rich in plant diversity. The smell of wild roses is prominent and absolutely refreshing. There are a number of tall hills that give a really good overview of the surrounding landscapes. This area is a nice mix of deciduous forest, shrubland and grasslands. With few but far in-between wetlands.
There are some game trails that meander through the forest. The grass is getting very long so thick pants is never a bad call. Wildlife in the area include white-tailed and mule deer, coyotes, moose, forest birds, and wetland birds.
The partners that manage is area include Alberta Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Perfect place to wander and have a picnic surrounded by nature.