Join the Calgary Climate Hub Nature Node for:
Bio Blitz in Dale Hodges Park
May 23rd at 11 am
This will be a key step in identifying native plant species in the park, and this information will be used to plan a small Miyawaki forest later in the summer.
Japanese Botanist Akira Miyawaki discovered that planting a wide variety of native plant species, including trees, shrubs, and ground cover, in a tightly packed area resulted in a resilient natural forest, which grew ten times faster than the typical forest plantations in Japan. His technique has since been adopted around the world.
On May 23rd, join Bio Blitzers in wandering through the forests of Dale Hodges Park and photographing plant species along the trails.
All you need is a phone and the iNaturalist app. Your photos are uploaded to the Dale Hodges Native Plant Species project and will be identified by experts on iNatrualist.
Dr Jana Vamosi of the University of Calgary Bio-Sciences department will also be on hand to help identify plant species.
It will be a fun and informative day, and a great way to get to know Dale Hodges Park.
The Bio Blitz will start at 11am and continue until 1pm
(you’re welcome to stay longer to explore)
If you are interested in participating, please RSVP
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