Spring Prescribed Burns: Prince Albert National Park

Watching aspens burn_colour_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Here are a few shots from two spring prescribed burns I recently documented for Prince Albert National Park’s fire management team.  Read a blog post about the project here, and visit my online gallery for an in-depth look at the burns.

Bison charcoal_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Row of bison_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Smoke over blackened earth_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Willows burning 3_BG Merkle (05.2013)

Aldo et ses amis/ Aldo and Friends

Aldo calendar_poster

Meet Aldo.  He’s an urban donkey, at least half of every year.  He winters in the Bishop’s garden at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.  Along with his companion goat, Alli, Aldo has made quite a splash in this historic district. Continue reading Aldo et ses amis/ Aldo and Friends

Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard

 VERGER TROTTIER  Website and print publicity materials (design, photography, text & translation)
Website (design, photography, text & French–>English translation)

Réjean Trottier is pur laine Québeçois, whose family has lived on the chemin du roy (the King’s Highway) between Quebec City and Montreal for generations.  Several years ago, on a bit of a whim, Trottier and his uncle hand built two stone wood-fired ovens on the edge of the property adjacent to the highway.   Continue reading Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard