Friday, July 7: This morning, we will search for tiger beetles and birds at the Slack Road sand dunes. The sand dunes host an array of interesting species, including four or more species of tiger beetles, and also one big, bad fly that hunts them. The dunes are a very interesting habitat in which to explore!
What to pack/What to know: Please dress for the season and be sure to check on the weather conditions ahead of the tour. As this will be an exploratory tour, you can pack your field guides to plants, trees, insects, birds, reptiles & amphibians, fungi, lichen, etc, and we will consult the guidebooks after the tour. I will pack my guidebooks, as well! I recommend packing water and snacks in a backpack, and bringing it with you for the the hike. If it’s sunny for the hike, I recommend wearing a hat in order to protect from the heat of the radiating sunlight. I also recommend using insect repellent, sunscreen, and wearing long pants.
eBird Checklists: I will take care of all of the checklists for the day, and share them with you when the tour is complete. Your eBird statistics will automatically update when you accept the checklist. If you are not an eBird user, that is perfectly fine; I will email the checklists when I arrive home. You’ll be able to browse through the sightings list without having to be an eBird user.
Activity rating: 1/5. We will be walking approximately 2-3 kilometers during today’s tour.
Meet-up time and location: 10:00 a.m. at Pinhey Forest TBD exact location.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Cost: $50 per person (HST-included). I do not have a preference when it comes to payment type; I accept e-transfer, cash and cheque.
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