Join an expedition to identify insects, birds, and plants on campus
What: BioBlitz nature walks around UBC’s Okanagan campus
Where: ART 106, UBC campus, Kelowna
When: Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Who: UBC students and faculty members
Looking for a peaceful, back-to-nature experience this weekend? Join biology experts on a BioBlitz walk around UBC’s Okanagan campus. Assoc. Prof. Ian Walker and biology graduate and outdoor educator Christina Smyth will lead expeditions to identify insects, plant, bird, and animal life on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is open to the public and the walks start from ART 106 in the Arts Building.
These nature walks will be led by experts in various fields, including lichen, pond life, birdin, and insects.
The idea is to identify as many species as possible on campus. The outing will provide students and the public an opportunity to connect with nature and learn about their local environment in a fun, interactive way. The exercise will also provide baseline data on the UBC campus biodiversity.
Saturday’s program includes:
9:30 a.m. – Lichens and pond life with Ian Walker
10:30 a.m. – Plant identification with Melanie Jones
11:30 a.m. – Birding with Logan Lalonde
1:30 p.m. – Insects with Bob Lalonde
2:30 p.m. – Kids hike with Christina Smyth. Children are welcome all day, but will be a less structured nature walk