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Herp Time: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Amphibians and Reptiles

July 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join MTRI on a guided walk along Snake Lake as we discuss Nova Scotia’s reptiles and amphibians, how to ID them and their challenges.

Nova Scotia is home to dozens of amazing amphibian and reptiles species but some are more beloved than others. Everyone loves frogs and turtles but what about snakes? Help break the cycle and join MTRI on a guided walk along the Snake Lake trail (~3 km) in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site on Saturday, July 22 (1-2:30 p.m.). We will be joined by Carter Feltham (Reptile Researcher at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute), Noah Hardy (Sr. Field Technician at Coastal Action) and Chad Simmons (Ecologist at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute).

During the walk we explore the beautiful trail along the Snake Lake trail, discuss the wildlife we see, the challenges they face, share identification tips and talk about how you can better protect the wildlife around you.

Please be aware that admittance to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site requires daily fees. Please bring appropriate footwear, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the Snake Lake and Peter Point parking lot at 1 p.m.

Our walk is part of MTRI’s Kespukwitk (Southwest Nova Scotia) iNaturalist Competition. Over the next year, we will host 4 seasonal, 2-week-long competitions on the iNaturalist app, a free wildlife identification and community science app. These are fierce but friendly competitions between the municipalities of Annapolis, Digby, Clare, Yarmouth, Argyle, Barrington, Shelburne, Lunenburg and Queens to see who can collect the most wildlife observations. To join, all you must do is log onto iNaturalist and take observations in Kespukwitk during the 2 weeklong competitions.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
3005 Kejimkujik Main Parkway
Caledonia, B0T 1B0 Canada
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