Go north of Lacombe on Hwy 2A, turn east onto Milton Road (Twp Rd 41-2). Turn north on Rge Rd 26-2 for 3.2 km, then east on Twp Rd 41-4 for 1.3 km.
J.J. Collett Natural Area contains rolling landscapes and a variety of plant communities, including shrublands, aspen stands and meadows; a small stream fed by wetlands winds through the area to form a pond.
There are excellent, well-maintined trails.
There is a mix of both forest and grassland bird communities.
The Red Deer River Naturalists are not liable for any injury or damage whatsoever caused to yourself or others by using this guide.
- Use discretion when venturing into natural habitats.
- Do not trespass on private land.
- Some sites allow livestock grazing.
- Some sites allow hunting.
- Some sites in western regions are in bear/cougar habitat. Take all necessary precautions.
More birds will be seen in the spring and summer seasons, but all locations will have some winter birds. Typical and common species can be expected for each habitat described. Large deep lakes typically attract migrating waterfowl, (ducks, swans, and geese). Notable Species are species of special interest that have been recently recorded in or near the area.
Alberta Conservation Association’s (ACA) Alberta Discover Guide has 170 + Conservation Sites listed for the Central Alberta area. Check their website www.albertadiscoverguide.com for locations to pick up a printed version or get the pdf or app version at: www.albertadiscoverguide/getyourguide.cfm