Cleaning Bee at Gambling Lake

Event Details

September 7th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gambling Lake, Lindbrook, Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

It’s time for our annual nest box check up at Gambling Lake! Join us to help monitor the bird and bee nesting boxes installed on this property. The underground bee and nest boxes were assembled and installed by volunteers in 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to check on the species frequenting the property!

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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About Gambling Lake, Lindbrook

Gambling Lake is an ecologically diverse 150 acre (63 hectare) property just north of Miquelon Lake provincial park that boasts forests, shrubland, grassland, lakeshore and wetlands. Thanks to this ecosystem diversity, many well known species such as moose, mule deer, ruffed grouse, and great horned owl call the area home.

The numerous wetlands also provide ideal habitat for a diversity of waterfowl including blue-winged teal, American wigeon, northern pintail, lesser scaup and bufflehead. Historically, trumpeter swans, considered endangered in Alberta until July 2014, have also been spotted in the area.

NCC acquired the Gambling Lake property property with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

Together, we will spread into teams to monitor and clean the underground bee boxes located near the pollinator friendly plants, the song bird nest boxes that line the road, and the duck boxes near the lake. It is important that these artificial nesting sites are cleaned out each year to clear space for new individuals and prevent the spread of disease.

Why you will love it

Volunteers will enjoy this event because they have the chance to check on the species that have been frequenting this property throughout the spring and summer months. Who knows what we'll find!

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, and drinks.
Additional information, including maps and driving directions, will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Hat
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
Miscellaneous
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Any necessary medications