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Winter on Snowshoes

23 January-- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Snow transforms the landscape into stories that unfold as we follow tracks of foxes, mice, and other mammals. A Snowshoe Hare hops along and is pounced on by a Great Horned Owl. Without snow to show us the tracks, wing marks, and perhaps a drop of blood, we would not have known the drama took place.

Soren will lead this hike on snowshoes or skis. By studying the characteristic imprints made by different organisms we will interpret the various stories that have unfolded. Meet at the Wolfville waterfront at 10 am for a two-hour, non strenuous hike at a nearby location (TBD by weather and snow conditions).

IMPORTANT INFO PLEASE READ:

Should there be no snow on either field trip date, the backup times are as follows:

-If January 16th trip is cancelled, backup is January 30th @ 10:00am

-If January 23rd trip is cancelled, backup is January 30th @ 1:00pm

We’ll be in contact with you closer to the field trip date if it must be postponed.

You must bring your own snowshoes. If you do not own a pair you can contact us at manager@blomidonnaturalists.ca and we will arrange a pair for you to borrow. Dress appropriately. We will be stopping to examine tracks so please bring warm layers.

We will meet at Waterfront Park in Wolfville and drive to another location for the walk. If you do not have access to a car we will try to arrange carpooling. (See question in the registration form.)

Registration for this event is limited to 12 participants. Please fill out the form that corresponds to which hike you would like to attend.

January 16th: https://forms.gle/mqRkqjMrfDqimtgs5

January 23rd: https://forms.gle/UArgg6KyBwkGkUi88

If you have recently travelled and are required to quarantine for 14 days, please do not attend this event. Furthermore, if at the time of this hike you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms we ask that you please let us know and stay home.

Details

Date:
23 January
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Wolfville Waterfront
Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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