Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory - Bioblitz
Events

BIOBLITZ  2018

PEC 2018 BIOBLITZ SCHEDULE

SATURDAY JUNE 9
11 AM – Registration and Sign-in begin at Army Reserve Rd. & Charwell Point Rd.
12 PM – BioBlitz begins, walks with experts, beginning with Butterflies & Dragonflies (David Bree)
2:00 PM – Amphibians, reptiles, ecology and more (Kari and Ewa)
3:30 PM – Pond study at Lighthall Rd. Ducks Unlimited Dam (Les, Wally, Abby)
5 PM – 6:30 PM – Dinner at the Base Camp
7 PM – Evening Birds – walk leaves from Base Camp (Peter Fuller: PEPtBO)
8:30 PM – Marsh Monitoring (Lighthall Marsh)
9:30 PM - Moth Study begins
9:30 PM – Base Camp closes for the day (moth study continues until 11 PM)
 
SUNDAY JUNE 10
8 AM – Base Camp opens – observe moths from the night survey
8 AM – Morning Birds – walk leaves from Base Camp (Katie Thomas)
9:30 AM – Plant and Amphibian walks (Dale Kristensen and Kari Gunson)
11:30 AM – Results of Gull Pond study at Base Camp
12 PM – BioBlitz ends followed by BBQ lunch and report of species

Please sign in at the REGISTRATION TENT when you arrive ($5/person includes meals – children 16 or under are free but must be accompanied by an adult).  You will be asked to sign a Liability Waiver.  Please note that photographs may be taken during the event, and by participating you grant PECFN and event organizers the right to use photos for documentation, promotion and press releases in print or online.

 

WHAT TO BRING
1.  Clothing:  long pants and close-toed footwear (to protect against ticks and poison ivy)
2.  Sun protection:  sunscreen, hat and water (bring a refillable container – water is available at Base Camp)
3.  Optional: rain gear (boots and jacket) – activities continue rain or shine and there can be wet areas if it has rained recently
4.  Snacks (be sure to pack out all garbage)
5.  Camera, binoculars, magnifying glass, notebook, pencil, field guides, butterfly net

SAFETY

1.  Black-legged Ticks (which may carry Lyme disease) are present in Prince Edward County.  Wear long pants and do a check after activities.  More information on Ticks and Lyme disease can be found at www.ontario.ca/page/lyme-disease
2.  Poison Ivy is present in the area
First Aid is available at the Base Camp but you may wish to carry a basic First Aid kit with you

CODE OF CONDUCT

Be respectful of wildlife and please do not harm animals or trample vegetation unnecessarily.
Please do not bring pets to the BioBlitz.
Please report any rare or species-at-risk to the experts at the Base Camp