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Coordinates: 50°58′47″N 113°39′21″W / 50.97972°N 113.65583°W / 50.97972; -113.65583 Weed Lake is a wetland near Langdon, Alberta, Canada. It is the home to many natural wildlife including several species of birds and fish.

Weed Lake is located about 20 km (12 mi) east of Calgary, immediately north-east of Langdon. It is a 600 ha (1,500 acres) wetland that is regionally important as waterfowl habitat. In 1971, the original lake was drained for agriculture but since 2006, the lake has been restored and it is now a fully functioning, healthy wetland ecosystem. Organizations involved in acquiring the land and restoring the lake were led by Ducks Unlimited and include the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society.

List of species

In 2015 students of Sarah Thompson School, assisted by local wildlife experts, identified the following list of species at Weed Lake:

Geese Eggs
Geese eggs found at Weed Lake March 2015



(It has been reported elsewhere that 172 species of bird have been observed at Weed Lake.)

Birds at Weed Lake
Weed Lake March 2015



Weed Lake Langdon Ladybug
Lady bug at Weed Lake March 2015


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