Postponed to Sat Feb 18th!
A winter walk in the country with members of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador.
Traditionally, Nature NL annually leads a winter field trip on snowshoes–when conditions are suitable.
This year, we plan a trip to practice our ability to identify animals by their tracks (mammals and birds) and trees and shrubs by their leaf-bud patterns using keys and guides.
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 AM
Meet: Parking area off Old Broad Cove Road about 1.3 km west of Portugal Cove Road, across from Maggies Place, next to the community mailbox location.
Rating and description: About 4-5 km, 1-1.5 hours, of good, easy trails.
Comments: Quads and snow machines have been using some of the trails we plan to follow but other trails have only had few snowshoers or skiers since late January snow falls. At the time of writing, snowshoes would be an asset but hiking boots with ice grippers are suitable. That could change, given our unpredictable weather.
Continuing the popular tradition of having graduate students from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) share their research with us at Nature Newfoundland and Labrador, we’ll hear from three passionate science graduate researchers about their work on creatures of the air, land, and sea.
Air: Leanne Guzzwell, M.Sc. candidate, will discuss her research on the breeding patterns and sometimes puzzling behaviours of Northern Gannets of Cape St. Mary’s.
Land: Quinn Webber, Ph.D. candidate, will tell us about the social behaviour and spatial ecology of the woodland caribou in Newfoundland, with a special focus on the Fogo Island herd.
Sea: Justine Ammendolia, recent M.Sc., will explain how (and why) she used million dollar high pressure tanks to successfully create a deep sea environment inside a laboratory.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the MUN Science Building, Room SN 2067, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL. Parking available at Lot 15B (by the Music School), carpooling encouraged. All welcome!
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Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador: (1) who are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program and (2) who have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment through their volunteer activities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
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