Zimmer Natural Area - June 7 2021
Zimmer - #85 in the Alberta Discovery Guide and 70.2 km from Red Deer. This natural area is just east of Bashaw on Highway 53 to the North. There is a small turn off where you can park your vehicle, don't block the gate.
This natural area offers grasslands, aspen forests, and interspersed wetlands ranging in size. There are a number of game trails and vehicle paths that lead through the property leading to oil leases. Wildlife within the area include mule and white-tailed deer, coyotes, foxes, beavers, wetland birds and forest birds.
It was a beautiful day when I went so different butterfly species were out and about. Including this Common Alpine who graced me with their presence landing directly on my binoculars.
Be cautions around open water, tripping hazards under the grass and wildlife within the area.
The partner that manages this hidden gem is Ducks Unlimited Canada.