Diario del proyecto Second Annual Kespukwitk Municipal iNat Competition

17 de septiembre de 2021

iNaturalist Walks in Kespukwitk

During our Kespukwitk Municipal iNaturalist Competition we will be hosting walks in each municipality to get you outside and familiar with Nova Scotia’s spectacular wildlife. We will explore the area in a group as we observe, discuss and share stories about the wildlife we see. These walks are open to all, including families, and do not require any previous knowledge or special vehicle requirements to access. If you would like to join us, you must register here.

During the walk, we will include a brief introduction to the species identification and recording app, iNaturalist. We recommend everyone download the app to their phone and create an account before arriving. (You may also opt to upload photos online at iNaturalist.ca after the walk.)

Click either or both of these links to learn how to use iNaturalist getting started and making an observation.

A few of the organized activities are posted below. Check Facebook for updated info on additional walks.

Saturday Sept. 18: 10:00am Our partners at Clean Annapolis River Project are hosting a guided walk in the sand barrens. (rain date September 25).

Monday, Sept. 20: 10:00 – 11:30 AM interpretive walk at Meteghan Beach (Clare Municipality). Dan Robichaud, our municipal representative, will be joining our staff to share their knowledge and experience of the area’s ecology and wildlife.

Monday, Sept. 20: 5:30 – 7 PM: interpretive walk at Pubnico Coastal Trail (Argyle Municipality). Join our staff on the beach to as they share their knowledge and experience of the area’s ecology and wildlife. Click here to learn more about the Pubnico Coastal Trail.

Tuesday, Sept. 21: 5:30 – 7 PM interpretive walk at Van Tassel Lake Trails (Digby Municipality). Our staff will be joined by Jeff White, our local representative, to share their knowledge and experience of the area’s ecology and wildlife.
Click here to learn more about the Van Tassel Lake Trail.

Don't forget to register for individual walks and be eligible for prizes during the competition! Remember that anyone can contribute to this project by simply posting observations to iNaturalist - you do not have to be part of an organized walk. You can explore your backyard and areas in your neighbourhood. You can also visit the areas blitzed during the group walks before or after these organized events.

Have fun and stay safe.

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14 de septiembre de 2021

Registration for iNaturalist Walks and Competition in Kespukwitk

This year, the Second Annual Kespukwitk iNaturalist Competition runs from Sept 18-26!

Anyone can participate by simply using iNaturalist in southwest Nova Scotia but this registration form must be completed to be eligible for prizes and to register for walks.

Prizes will be gift certificates to local restaurants and will be given out by random draw to participants who collect at least 50 species.

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Species and ecosystems

In 2020, Canada adopted the Pan-Canadian Approach to Transforming Species at Risk Conservation. In doing so, Canada has shifted from a single-species conservation approach to an approach targeting multiple species and ecosystems. As part of this approach, eleven priority places have been targeted for conservation including Southwest Nova Scotia, or Kespukwitk, one of the seven traditional districts of Mi’kma’ki.

Our iNat competition involves the nine municipalities that are in Kespukwitk today: Annapolis, Argyle, Barrington, Clare, Digby, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, and Yarmouth. This year’s bioblitz will run for 2 weeks. Participants may participate in group activities or they may venture out on solo explorations. People of all ages are encouraged to get outdoors and explore the area and to share observations of wildlife.

The real objective of the bioblitz is to highlight the biodiversity that is all around us! How many species can participants find? How many ecosystems can people explore?

To view observations posted to iNat that fall within the Kespukwitk not filtered by date or season click here.

To view species observed during the 1st Kespukwitk Municipal iNaturalist Competition (2020) click here.

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12 de septiembre de 2021

The second Kespukwitk competition starts on Sept 18th!

This year the Kespukwitk Municipal iNaturalist Competition will run for 2 weeks. This should provide lots of time for people to get out and participate! Observations of wildlife may be recorded starting on Saturday Sept 18th up until midnight Sunday Sept 26th. Observations, photos and/or sound recordings of wildlife recorded during this time period must be uploaded to iNat by midnight Sunday October 3rd. Please upload observations as soon as you can as this will give identifiers more time to suggest species names. On Wednesday October 6th the final results will be announced. (More information on prizes to follow.)

Each municipal area (or county) participating in this competition has its own iNat project page where local information may be posted. To reach these individual projects simply click on the umbrella project’s leaderboard entry. The umbrella project page will host content relevant to all groups and this year’s competition – we recommend that all participants JOIN this project. Joining is simple and it means that you will be automatically notified when new content has been added to this project page. Join this iNat project today and stay up to date!

This competition starts soon. Are you ready? Cameras ready? Help highlight the biodiversity in your area and/or consider exploring other areas within the region of Kespukwitk. How many observations can you post over the two-week period? How species will you observe?

To browse the observations posted last year (2020) and view the leaderboard click here.

Best of luck to all in this year's competition!

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