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Let’s Botanize: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Plants

July 23, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join MTRI on a guided walk along Grafton Woods trail as we explore the fantastical world of plants and meet a particularly creepy relative.

Plants were one of the first organisms to take root on land and over their 500 million-year journey they have evolved into a mind-blowing amount of biodiversity, including some creepy looking ones!

Come along with MTRI on a guided walk through one of the most amazing kingdoms of life: Plants. Together we will explore these amazing creatures, learn their secrets, characteristics and ID tips and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation as we explore Grafton Woods (~3 km) in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site on Sunday, July 23 (10:30-12 p.m.). We will be joined by MTRI’s own Ecologist, Chad Simmons.

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 Grafton Woods parking lot at 10:30 a.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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