Explore your own Backyard Bio!

Don’t fancy a huge hike? No problem! Help us document our neighborhood paths with a community BioBlitz! From September 14-21 Nature NL will be partnering with Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants in a week long #BackyardBio challenge! #BackyardBio is a “bio-blitz”: a fun event that challenges us to identify as many species as possible in a specific area. And as the “backyard” implies, you can do it close to home, either in your literal backyard, or on a trail right near you! What better way to get out there and explore the trails in your own backyard than to incorporate a fun activity that brings everyone together? BioBlitz??  Awesome! How can I participate? Participating is easy! All you have to do is snap some pictures of the critters you find along your travels and identify them using your local knowledge or an identification app like iNaturalist (app download…

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Borrow Your Way into Birdwatching at the Public Library

The fall is an exciting time for birdwatching. The birds have started migrating south and thousands of birds will pass through the province over the coming weeks on their way to their winter homes. If you have ever wondered about birdwatching or wanted to get a closer look at those critters flying around above our heads, now is an excellent time to try birdwatching! And Nature NL is all ready to help get you started. We are excited to be launching the Birdwatching Backpack program in partnership with the Newfoundland & Labrador Public Library. Backpacks filled with everything you need to try birdwatching are now available for patrons to borrow from the public library in the St. John’s area. The backpacks have all the essentials to get someone started in birdwatching including binoculars, instructions, tips for beginners, and local birdwatching hotspots. Children’s birdwatching backpacks are packed with extra activities, bird-themed…

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