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Time Lapse Tuesday: Dinosaur Provincial Park with John Novotny

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By Suzanne Leonard
Weather Broadcaster
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 1:54 PM

Picture southern Alberta as a tropical landscape with giant ferns and lush palm trees as it was 75 million years ago, the land of the dinosaurs.

The climate and the landscape of the Badlands are far different today. When ice age glaciers retreated they scraped out the Red Deer River Valley, then many thousands of years of erosion by water and wind created the colourful canyons, hoodoos and gullies we see today.

Visiting is like a step back in time, with guided tours of fossil fields where paleontologists work in the world’s richest deposit of dinosaur bones. They have a 10 week bone digging season but their work continues year-round; at least 40 dinosaur species have been found here and every year scientists make major discoveries.

The world’s richest deposit of dinosaur bones, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a true Canadian treasure, is featured in today’s Time Lapse.

Travel with us to Dinosaur Provincial Park with photographer John Novotny, courtesy of Alberta Parks.

Be sure to look at our full Time Lapse gallery while you’re here at theweathernetwork.com. And come back every Tuesday for our newest Time Lapse video.

GET YOUR SUNSCREEN READY! Next week, we head to the Mojave desert.

 Behind the scenes, Digital Editor Cheryl Santa Maria is coordinating a time lapse installment that will take us to beautiful Vancouver.

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