60 Sweet Spots
Many thanks to IT specialist Tyson Brown for creating the Sixty Saskatoon Sweet Spots map, and thanks to all of the nature lovers who contributed their favourite places to commune with the wild side of our city.
Below is an example of 3 highlighted sweet spots. For full listings, click on the pins on the map below and reveal nature-inspired words and photos.
The Sutherland National Migratory Bird sanctuary
The Sutherland National Migratory Bird Sanctuary was established in 1924 and is home to 175 known species of birds. Today it's one of the few National Migratory Bird Sancuaries found inside a city. The 130hasanctuary includes parts of the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and Canada Agriculture Lands.
I don't know if this counts but my favourite space in the city is Patterson Garden. It's not a natural garden but it is a lovely place to take in nature. It's usually full of songbirds and sometimes rabbits and other creatures. I love going there in the spring to drink in all the trees in full flower, especially the beautiful aroma of the lilacs and plums. ” – Ellen Sawchuk, U of S Fruit Program
TRAIL BETWEEN UNIVERSITY AND BROADWAY BRIDGES
“There’s a serene stretch of wood chip trail that runs through the thick bush on the riverbank. It’s only a five-minute walk from my house. It’s quiet and peaceful and on hot summer days, it’s a cool green respite as you dip down into the woods along the east bank between the University and Broadway bridges.” – Karin Melberg Schwier, writer