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Lusty Family Woods Bioblitz

What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is an event that brings together species experts as well as those with a general interest in nature to inventory all species of plants and animals in a given area.

 

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Where is it?
At the Lusty Family Woods, near West Lorne, Elgin County (closest address: 23736 Queen's Line)
The 53 acre Lusty Family Woods property is part of a large (600 acre) forest and wetland complex known as the West Lorne Woods. This area has very high biodiversity because of the extensive habitat that provides homes to many rare species dependent on large tracts of forest.

When is it?
May 18th, 2015. Events run all day – birds in the morning, plants in the afternoon, amphibians in the evening. Lunch and dinner are provided for participants (please register).

Who should come?
Local nature enthusiasts, local community members, species experts, families. The event is free to all participants.
What should I bring?
The property has extensive “swamps” – so rubber boots are a must. If you have waders you can explore the wetter areas even more!

Tentative Schedule (check back for updates):

6-10am – Birding
Start at 6am or at 8am, meet at gate at Lusty Family Woods on Queen's Line
What to bring: binoculars, boots or waders

10am-1pm – Registration and package pick-up, breakfast, coffee, lunch
Grace Church, 234 Morden Street, West Lorne

11am-12pm – Property Tour 
Meet at gate at Lusty Family Woods on Queen's Line
What to bring: boots or waders

1-5pm – Plant Surveys
Meet at gate at Lusty Family Woods on Queen's Line
What to bring: boots or waders

5-8pm – BBQ dinner at the Leys’ house
24806 Pioneer Line, West Lorne
BioBlitz findings summary, prizes

8-10pm – Amphibian Searches
Meet at gate at Lusty Family Woods on Queen's Line
What to bring: headlamp or flashlight, boots or waders

Many thanks to BEAN (Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network), TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers for funding The Lusty Family Woods Bioblitz! 

 

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WHEN
May 18, 2015 at 6am - 10pm
WHERE
Lusty Family Woods
CONTACT
Daria Koscinski · · 519 858 3442

Will you come?


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