About this Walk
Have you ever heard frogs or toads calling at a local wetland? Or spotted a bobcat slinking through your neighborhood? Join us for an evening walk to learn about local biodiversity, the challenges of maintaining healthy wildlife populations in an urban environment, and how you can take action for conservation by participating in citizen science.
As we walk along the bluffs of North Glenmore, plan to:
- Discuss the wildlife that call the Weaselhead home and the impact of nearby development
- Visit a camera-trap (motion activated wildlife camera) to learn about the efforts to monitor wildlife in YYC
- Discuss wetland health and management in Calgary as we listen to frogs calling after dusk
Further, learn about the purpose of two citizen science programs:
- Calgary Captured – get a behind-the-scenes peak into local natural spaces; and help to identify animals ‘captured’ on camera
- Call of the Wetland – monitor amphibians city-wide as an important indicator of wetland health
These programs will help fill in knowledge gaps around which wild species live and move around Calgary’s natural spaces and how to better plan for and maintain healthy, connected ecosystems to support habitats and the species that rely on them. See here for map. Please bring a flashlight!