#2 Bioblitz, this Sunday!

240 species, 549 observations! A wonderful day with wonderful people!

Our first bioblitz for Archibald Lake was a fantastic success and we're going to get it going again!

Let's see how many more species and observations we can count, this Sunday, September 26th, at 10am!

The hike this time will follow a path on foot to Rocky Lake and then onward to Archibald Lake, both integral to the St Mary's Watershed. We will walk through this pristine ecosystem, visiting a waterfall and exploring an old growth forest. The path is blazed but the terrain is difficult, please wear appropriate hiking boots and bring what you need for a lovely day out (water, sunscreen, phone with the inaturalist app ready to use!)

This Sunday, coinciding with World Rivers' Day, we will meet on Indian River Road at the entrance to the hike.

To get there: travel highway 7 to Melrose, turn east onto Melrose-Country Harbour Rd and follow for 4 km until the turn right onto Indian River Rd. Travel just shy of 5km, we will be parked at that spot (drive slowly! it's bumpy!)

After the hike, you're welcome to join us at the St. Mary's River Association Interpretive Centre, on highway 7 near Sherbrooke, where we will be celebrating World Rivers Day with a BBQ and many awesome demonstrations and info.

Hope you can join us!

Posted by zetsybeth zetsybeth, September 22, 2021 14:24


Hiya, saw you were in our neck of NS, thought you may be interested

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Posted by zetsybeth 4 months ago (Flag)

Thanks for letting me know. I am back home in Ontario now, otherwise I would have been glad to take part.

Posted by davidgascoigne 4 months ago (Flag)

Same here!

Posted by liamthornebirderboy 4 months ago (Flag)

I might be there. A long drive to be there at 10 so might overnight with family at Middle. I've not been on the St. Mary's River since I was a summer student with the Nova Scotia Museum and we did a variety of surveys along the river back in the 1970's.

Posted by kmscouts 4 months ago (Flag)
Posted by stevenmcgrath 4 months ago (Flag)

Thanks so much for this! I am not in Nova Scotia right now, but I alerted some of my friends and neighbors in Gabarus, Cape Breton Island, who may be interested in making the trip. We would hope to do a similar event someday on the Gull Cove Trail into the Gabarus Wilderness. Wishing you all a wonderful time.

Posted by cscheuren 4 months ago (Flag)

Thank you for the invitation. I plan to be there.

Posted by katherineharman 4 months ago (Flag)

Thank you @katherineharman @cscheuren @stevenmcgrath @kmscouts for your interest! Sadly, we will have to put the hike on hold until next weekend due to weather, and if it's again a wet Saturday, the hike will still be happening but it will be communicated to bring wet weather gear (bring your wellys!)

As mentioned in the update, the polygon is open and if anyone would like any further information or to get out for a hike I'm always happy to help (and hike!)

We hope to see you next Saturday at 10, and again, thanks for reaching out!

Posted by zetsybeth 4 months ago (Flag)

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