Join MTRI on a guided walk along Keji lake as we discuss bats, owls, nocturnal mammals, catch moths and look at biofluorescence!
Should you be afraid of a bump in the night? Chances are that it isn’t the boogeyman, just a wondering wild animal on their nightly routine. Come out with MTRI on a guided walk along the Slapfoot trail (Jeremy’s Bay) in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site on Saturday, July 22 (9-10:30 p.m.) to get to know our nocturnal wildlife a little better (~3 kms, meeting at Meadow Beach). We will be joined by Bat Biologist Lori Phiney and Chad Simmons, Ecologist, at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute.
During the walk we will explore the beautiful trail along Keji Lake, discuss bats in Nova Scotia, their decline, possible recovery, research and how you can help as well as owls, nocturnal mammals, use UV lights to spot biofluorescence (glow in the dark wildlife) and catch moths with the help of a non-lethal light traps!
Please be aware that admittance to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site requires daily fees. Please bring appropriate footwear, flashlights, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the Meadow Beach parking lot at 9 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]