Snow Carvers Sculpt At-Risk Species in Riding Mountain National Park

Snow Carvers Sculpt At-Risk Species in Riding Mountain National Park

Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
“There’s Snowplace like Home” is a snow sculpture exhibit highlighting at-risk species within Riding Mountain National Park. (PARKS CANADA)
Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
(PARKS CANADA)

Science meets art and snow in a new wintry display within Riding Mountain National Park.

“There’s Snowplace like Home” is a collection of larger-than-life snow sculptures in the Wasagaming townsite highlighting selected species at risk within the park.

Four world-class snow carvers descended on the area to create their masterpieces of four at-risk species, including the monarch butterfly, western tiger salamander, barn swallow, and leopard frog.

Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
(PARKS CANADA)

According to park officials, there are currently 28 at-risk species living within the national park’s confines.

“The poetry is not lost in the concept of creating snow sculptures of species at risk within Riding Mountain National Park. We all know that in just a few months these sculptures will be gone, and we hope that this concept evokes more in-depth thought of what it means to be protecting spaces where these species can always have a home,” Parks Canada said in a release.

To learn more about the artists involved, visit pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/mb/riding/activ/sculpture.

Snow Sculpture - Riding Mountain National Park
(PARKS CANADA)

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