During the summer months, the climate along the Frenchman River Valley Ecotour in the West Block of Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan, Canada can get extremely hot, a prime factor to lure in a mosquito swarm. Outside a truck window driving the Frenchman River Valley Ecotour, one can see how many mosquitoes there are, keeping most people locked inside their vehicles.
A few seconds outside of this truck could lead to many bites and people have become more leery of mosquitoes since the West Nile virus. Throughout Saskatchewan, Canada, there has been a count of about 17 species of these insects but only a few have the remote chance of carrying the virus.
The drive along the ecotour is approximately a 28 kilometer round trip which takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete. A mosquito is not the only type of wildlife one will see as there are antelope, mule deer, black-tailed prairie dogs and hawks seen on a regular basis.... continue below the picture...
Mosquitoes outside the truck window while driving the Frenchman River Valley Ecotour in the West Block of Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.