Bioblitz to be held in PEI National Park August 14th
Parks Canada is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Bioblitz will be held at Cavendish Grove in PEI National Park on Wednesday, August 14, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a picnic lunch!
“The young and young at heart will enjoy the Bioblitz, where they will join park biologists and interpreters to make their own natural discoveries," said André Laurin, Interpretation Coordinator for Parks Canada. “The Bioblitz is a great opportunity to discover or rediscover the natural world and learn about which species call the ponds, forests and shores of the island home.”
Through a variety of fun and family-friendly activities, visitors will explore the four ecosystems in the park: freshwater, wetland, forest, and beach. At each station, participants will learn about two feature species that call that habitat home. Parks Canada staff will work with Island Nature Trust to help participants learn about the Piping Plover and other coastal creatures.
“We’re really excited to be involved in Bioblitz again this year and to help participants discover this incredible, endangered shorebird,” said Julie-Lynn Zahavich, Piping Plover specialist with Island Nature Trust.
Participants will also have the opportunity to perform special tasks at each station and complete a Bioblitz activity booklet.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their bikes to take advantage of the extensive trail system and to make the short distance between stations more fun! For more information on this event or about Parks Canada in PEI, please call (902) 672-6350 and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.