Join us for a guided hike through Frog Pond Trail Saturday, April 27, 2019. Nature experts will guide participants along a 1.6 km hiking trail. This will be a leisurely hike to allow time to search out and photograph different species and identify them with the help of our volunteer experts.
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)
Location: Frog Pond Trail (just off Purcells Cove Road)
Cost: Free - please RSVP below as space is limited
What To Bring:
- dress for the weather
- water bottle
- shoes suitable for gravel terrain
- smartphone or handheld camera
The hike is open to everyone. Children under 12 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Hikers are asked to assemble at the Frog Pond Park parking lot off Purcell’s Cove Road at 1:00 p.m. for an orientation to the site. See a map, photos and more details of the trail at https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/parks-trails-gardens/trails/frog-pond
This hike is part of The City Nature Challenge, an international ‘bioblitz’ competition. Halifax is competing with 165 cities around the world to document the amazing biodiversity here in our backyards.
To join in the fun, capture photos of all the different species you spot in HRM between April 26 - 29th using the free mobile iNaturalist app on your smartphone (download in advance here). You can also take photos on your camera and upload them to iNaturalist website on your computer. Bring along your username so we can see what everyone collected after the hike! Experts from around the world can identify the species if you’re not sure what they are, so you can spend more time outside exploring! For more information on City Nature Challenge check out the Facebook page and #CityNatureChallenge.