Monarch Madness – Saturday September 16.
Session 1: 10:00am – 12:30pm, Session 2: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Shirley & George Pond Nature Reserve
Join local naturalist Kathryn Boothby to learn about Monarch butterflies, how to help them and how researchers tag them to track their migratory journey down south.
Mushroom Walk Among Giants – Saturday October 7. 1pm – 3pm
Jackson-Gunn Old Growth Forest
Join local fungi expert Inga Hinnerichsen for an afternoon guided walk through one of LPBLT’s first properties and remaining intact old growth forests.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with tasks that are posted below, but if you think you have experience or skills in an area not listed, please let us know!
Public outreach opportunity with LPBLT on September 22 and 23 in Port Dover.
– 1-2 hours a day time commitment
– Speaking to members at the event about LPBLT, the work we do and projects we are involved in.
Thanksgiving Weekend reptile (snakes and turtles) surveys in Long Point Provincial Park, Friday October 6 – Monday October 9, 12 – 3 pm
– 4-6 volunteers needed each day to complete reptile surveys along main park road
– Follow protocol and collect data on reptiles present
– handling of reptiles may be required to move them to safety
• Developing outreach material including newsletters, posters, handouts, etc.
• Media relations, including writing print and on-line articles
• Data collection, GIS and mapping
• Join a committee (Community Engagement, Lands Management, Fundraising)
• Research natural heritage and land trust related work
• Fund development
• Restoration work
• Land stewardship activities
• Biological inventory of properties
• Community Outreach – staff a trade show booth, help spread the word
• Event Planning
For more information on volunteering with LPBLT, please contact Lyndsay Shular at 519-420-9913 or email@example.com with “Volunteer Opportunities” as the subject line.
The LPBLT Mini-Blitz Challenge
The LPBLT Mini-Blitz Challenge is designed to encourage participants to spend time outdoors in a green space such as the LPBLT nature reserves and learn about the natural environment and the species found there. The Challenge is to spend 150 minutes surveying an area, trying to observe as many species as you can. Invite your family and friends to join you to help look. To collect data, you can create a list for your challenge on iNaturalist and send it to us when you are done. Another method is to use paper/pencil and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference guides are useful including apps on your phone and can help with identification. Take a picture of a specimen if you are unsure of the ID, this can be very useful later on when trying to identify it at home.
Participating in the LPBLT Mini-Blitz Challenge is a great way to explore new areas, learn about a wide variety of species and can help to build database records for LPBLT properties, contributing to future stewardship and management efforts.
To take the challenge up a notch, why not try to complete a Mini-Blitz in every season? Different species can be present throughout different times of the year. For example, certain bird species may only be present for a short amount of time in the spring during their migration.
For more information, please contact Lyndsay Shular – Stewardship Coordinator at email@example.com or 519-420-9913.