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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wild Rose of Alberta

We are traveling through Alberta, Canada. It is called Wild Rose Country. The wild rose is Alberta's state flower.

When we were at the park, we saw lots of wild roses. Mom took this picture of a wild rose. Isn't it pretty?

The wild rose begins to bloom in May. It keeps blooming until August. It can be found all over Alberta.

Bees love the wild rose nectar. When the flower dies, it turns into a hard seed called a rose hip. Lots of animals, including squirrels, rabbits, deer, and moose eat the rose hips.

Here's a great coloring page for the wild rose: http://www.kidzone.ws/imageschanged/canada/rose.gif

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