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Making a Splash: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Wetlands

July 28, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join MTRI on a guided walk along the French Basin trail as we discuss wetlands, their wildlife and how you can help protect them.

Wetlands are some of the most wildlife-filled, diverse, water-saving, climate change-fighting ecosystems you will ever find, but many people still think of them as wasted space. Come along with MTRI on a guided walk through the French Basin trail (~2 km) in Annapolis Royal with MTRI Ecologist Chad Simmons and Research Associate at Nova Scotia Community College, Rachel Kendall. Together we will learn about the wonders of wetlands, the many species we encounter, importance of wetlands and how you can help appreciate and conserve these valuable ecosystems.

Please bring appropriate footwear, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the Marsh trail 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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French Basin Trail
Nova Scotia Trunk 1
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0 Canada
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