Flowerflies, Slugs & Snails

Nature PEI to host a workshop on Flowerflies, Slugs & Snails

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – May 13, 2017 –  Nature PEI is beginning collections of flower flies, snail and slugs this month and will be hosting a workshop about these insects and molluscs.  This workshop is being held as part of a nation-wide project to help connect Canadians with nature and showcase the wealth of our biodiversity. This special event is a BioBlitz Canada 150 project. It is supported by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and the Prince Edward Island Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

WHEN:                   May 13, 2017 at 1pm

WHAT:                   Biologists will discuss the lifestyles of the groups and will demonstrate proper techniques for preparation and preservation of specimens for identification and storage. Weather permitting, there will be an outdoor component to look for the beasts in question.

WHERE:                  183 Upton Road, at the Forest, Fish and Wildlife Office

WHY:                      Key goals include:

  • Engaging Canadians of all ages to become hands-on citizen-scientists
  • Providing training to help develop skills in interested citizens
  • Building a national wildlife database accessible to all at iNaturalist.ca
  • Gathering new scientific data to guide future conservation efforts
  • Celebrating Canada’s natural heritage, wildlife, biodiversity, love of the land

WHO:                     This event is open to all members of the public

For more information visit BioBlitzCanada.ca.

About BioBlitz Canada:
BioBlitz Canada is a national partnership of leading conservation, education and research organizations. The goal is to document Canada’s biodiversity by connecting the public with nature in a scientist-led participatory surveys of life.  The vision is to help Canadians learn about and connect with nature, be it in one’s own backyard or the most important ecological sites in Canada. Visit BioblitzCanada.ca for more information.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, carrying out research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

Contacts:

Stay Connected

Twitter: @BioBlitzCanada, @CWF_FCF, @canada150th

Hashtags: #Canada150 #Bioblitz150

Websites: BioblitzCanada.ca, iNaturalist.ca

About Nature PEI

Nature PEI is the Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island.
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