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2009 MVFN Bioblitz Biological Survey Schedule


nature walk  Keddy Walk frog (photo Mike McPhail)  Alvar walk 2009

Click here for printable copy of this schedule mvfn-bioblitz-tentative-schedule 

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Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
Participants should pre-register for events at the Bioblitz Base site. There is no charge for registration or for the scheduled biological survey events. Inventory activity takes place from 3 pm Saturday to 3 pm Sunday. Registration will be open between 2 pm and 9 pm Saturday, September 19 and between 6:30 am and 2 pm Sunday, September 20.

Saturday, September 19

2:00 pm Bioblitz Base opens, Registration begins
3:00 – 3:15 pm Bioblitz opening ceremony
3:15 – 4:00 pm Bell property ecological orientation- west side
4:15 – 5:00 pm Bell property ecological orientation- east side
5:00 – 6:00 pm Fungus collection for spore printsMoth trap set-up; Spotting geological features;  Inspect small mammal traps
6:00 – 7:30 pm Inventory on your own
7:30 – 8:30 pm Calling seasonal creatures of the night
8:30 – 9:30 pm Moth mania
10:00 pm Registration closes 9 pm, Bioblitz Base closes 10 pm
Sunday, September 20

6:30 am BioBlitz Base Registration begins
7:00 – 8:00 am Bird watching
8:00 – 9:00 am Catch anything? check small mammal & pit traps,  Bird watching
9:00 – 9:55 am Memorable mosses; Reptiles & amphibians: are you here?; Woodland discovery for children
10:00 – 10:55 am Fantastic fungi; Plants with wet feet
11:00 – 11:55 am Plants liking it drier;  Loveable lichens
12:00 – 12:55pm Insects at large; Fungi frenzy

1:00 – 1:55 pm Invertebrates without 6 legs;  Flying pictures: butterflies and dragonflies
2:00 – 2:55 pm Mammals and anything missed: a walk on the wild side with detective Jim; Lanark rocks!
2:00 – 3:00 pm Registration closes 2 pm; Last call for tally sheets 3:00 pm
4:00 pm BioBlitz closing ceremony – results, quiz. Post-BioBlitz BBQ

MVFN BioBlitz 2009 is presented by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County. The event takes place at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Bell property near Almonte and can be accessed at 1633/1631 Clayton Road near Ramsay Conc. 3B. Follow signs for parking.

For further information, or if you plan to participate, please contact Mike McPhail at 613-256-7211 or or visit

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