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This diorama was captured at FortWhyteAlive, our Nature Center southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canon XTi, w 55mm Lens, AV 5.6, Shutter speed 1/60, ISO 400.
Enhanced in Corel Paintshop Pro x3
THE GROUP-GALLERY OF ART & PHOTOGRAPHY…3 June 2012
The World As We See It , or as we missed it….3 June 2012
It shows how the Pioneers of yesteryear lived in concert with nature during the late 1800’s on the prairies in the midwest. The prairie was constantly changing. Huge herds of grazing bison churned the soil with their hooves opening it to woody invaders like snowberry. The ebb and flow of wet and dry periods encouraged moisture loving trees and shrubs or drought-tolerant grasses. Vast fires sometimes extending for thousands of miles in length and several hundred in breadth, took their toll on woody plants. However, the carpet of grasses and and forbs rebounded and flourished soon after these fast moving fires. In these times, man’s presence did not drastically change the landscape.