[Sust-mar] BioBlitz comes to Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes June 6
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Wed May 20 21:47:05 EDT 2009
BioBlitz comes to Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area on June
Learn more about one of Nova Scotia's newest wilderness areas by attending
BioBlitz 2009 events on June 5 and 6. Sponsored by Saint Mary's University
and its community partners, BioBlitz is designed to increase awareness of
biodiversity and the valuable service that animal and plant species provide
to improve the quality of our lives.
BioBlitz will provide a biodiversity snapshot of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove
Lakes Wilderness Area as more than 80 scientists converge on this unique
protected area to survey the plant and animal species. The public is invited
to take part in several BioBlitz activities.
On Friday June 5 at 7 p.m. learn more about BioBlitz at a presentation at
the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church located at 1215 Hammonds Plains Road. Dr.
Hugh Broders, a biology professor at Saint Mary's will reveal the secrets of
Nova Scotian bats, and Oliver Maass of the Nova Scotia Department of
Environment and Chris Miller of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
will provide insight into the ecological riches of the Blue Mountain - Birch
Cove Lakes Wilderness Area.
Then on Saturday June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the public is invited to
participate in activities sponsored by local community groups, talk to
scientists about their discoveries, and take part in guided hikes and
geocaching hunts in the wilderness area. All activities will be centered at
the Lebanese Cultural Centre and Maskwa Aquatic Club, located off Kearney
Lake Road, 10 km from downtown Halifax.
For more information about how to get involved, visit www.smu.ca/bioblitz or
Public Affairs Officer
Saint Mary's University
catherine.mccarthy at smu.ca
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