Workshops & Events
You’re invited to volunteer and explore our forests, rivers and fields to monitor and identify species and learn about the health of our ecosystem! Scroll down to learn about Blitzing the Moraine, Forest Bathing, and more!
What is Blitzing the Moraine?
Have you ever wondered what beautiful bird is behind the chirps and peeps you hear as you walk along the river? Here’s your chance to learn more about the joys and mysteries of nature that surround us, and help monitor the health of our Moraine too!
The beautiful thing about ‘citizen science’ projects like this is that it’s open to everyone, no matter how little (or how much) you know about nature! If you do want to learn a few useful tricks before your adventure, we have a series of skill-based workshops for beginners and intermediate naturalists planned where we’d love to see you! You’ll learn identification skills and tips on how to use the species identification guides. These events are FREE, open to all ages (kids under 15 must be with an adult), and you can sign up for as many as you wish!
We will be holding 4 BioBlitz events in the spring and summer of 2018.
Volunteers like you are teamed up with local experts and work together in teams of 5-6 people to identify every living thing you come across as you explore one of our properties.
In 2017 we identified over 740 species! Check out some of the highlights here!
Free Workshops & Events
Blitzing the Moraine Events!
We will add new events here as they are announced.
Happy Valley BioBlitz… Part 2 August 11, 2018
Return to our Starcliff Nature Reserve for a mini-blitz to look for insects and flowers, species that hadn’t yet emerged during our May BioBlitz
King BioBlitz September 15th, 4AM – Midnight
An ancient kettle lake sits on the property and was formed by the melt waters from the last glacial period over 12,000 years ago. Surrounding the shores are beautiful forests and meadows. The varied habitats within this protected area provide home for dozens of bird, mammal, and insect species to discover.
Beeton BioBlitz October 13th 8AM-8PM
Discover the hundreds of species that call this magnificent 100acre Heritage Forest home.
iNaturalist at Blitzing the Moraine Events
iNaturalist is a smartphone app which lets you become a citizen scientist – at home and at our events. Take pictures of organisms, post them to iNat, and learn more about the species that surround us. Get started by visiting: http://inaturalist.ca/