This is a simple web-based game puzzle game to help you recognize rough fescue.
Instructions: On the right in is an image of rough fescue, a grass found in Southern Alberta. On the left is a jumbled version of the same image. Click the mouse on a part of the left image (a square will change colour) and then on another part – two square sections of the image will interchange places. Using this method, try to make the left image the same as the right.
To begin the game, click anywhere in the game window area. A small dot in a square means that it is in the wrong place. Refresh the page to start again.
Information on the Rough Fescue – Festuca campestris
Description: Densely tufted bunch grass with narrow leaves that feel rough. Leaves are purplish-read at the base
Facts: – This is the dominant grass species on the park
– Deep rooted species – roots can reach up to 1 metre into the ground
– Important winter food source for crazing wildlife and cattle
– Fescue grasslands are endangered – only 5% of them remain in pre-European settlement conditions
Other: The Shell Foothills Fescue Research Institute ( a division of the GRPF) studies fescue and other native plant species and the means by which not just the Park, but private industry and individuals can conserve and restore grassland biodiversity and functionality.