Spring BioBlitz at Mud Lake

Nature Canada invites you to join in the Spring BioBlitz.

Come join Nature Canada for its annual spring BioBlitz Saturday June 14, 2014 at Mud Lake! BioBlitzes are 24 hour surveys of a location where we attempt to identify as many living things as possible in the area.

Visitor events will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day. They include guided walks, and tours where guests can learn to identify the diverse wildlife found at Mud Lake. Each guided nature walk will focus on a different topic. This year’s subjects to be explored include: song birds, water birds, mosses, liverworts, insects, reptiles and amphibians.

Our last Fall bioblitz was a huge success. Over 200 people came out and helped us identify 295 different species including four which are considered to be at risk: the Common Nighthawk, the Rusty Blackbird, the Butternut tree and the Snapping Turtle.

A special thanks to our volunteers: Emily Bird, Alex MacDonald, Linda Ley, Michelle Locke, Serguei Ponomarkenko and Julie Chateuvert for leading this year’s guided walks.

Check out the schedule and see which walk you would like to join, or come out for them all. Experts and beginners alike are welcome. We hope to see you all there!

Check in at the Nature Canada tent to register for your walk. We will be meting at Mud Lake (noertheast of Britannia Park) at the end of Cassels St just before the water filtration plant.

Schedule for Nature Canada's spring BioBlitz 2014

Image in this post provided by Rock Chan.