Hole in the Wall Bioblitz

Event Details

July 29th, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hole in the Wall (Big Muddy), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Be a citizen scientist for a day! NCC needs your help identifying species on one of our newest properties located in southern Saskatchewan, Hole in the Wall. Identifying species helps us create a baseline inventory so that we can create a property management plan. We will learn how to use iNaturalist, a smartphone application, to identify species and enter data. Don’t worry – you don’t need a smartphone to participate and paper data forms will also be available!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

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About Hole in the Wall (Big Muddy)

Located north of the Big Muddy Valley, this 906 hectare (2,240 ac.) property is rich in grasslands, plants, animals and history. Hole in the Wall forms a part of the largest stretch of intact grasslands in Saskatchewan, attracting species such as burrowing owl, American badger, ferruginous hawk, northern leopard frog, Sprague’s pipit and the provincially listed rare white milkwort plant.

NCC acquired Hole in the Wall 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

We will be using iNaturalist to identify species to create a baseline inventory for Hole in the Wall's property management plan. This is a great opportunity to directly contribute to the conservation of this beautiful and unique property!

Why you will love it

Baseline inventories help us create property management plans enabling us to use the best possible methods to conserve the property. You will be a citizen scientist for the day, while learning about a stunning ecological area!


Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge. If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry we will have paper data sheets too.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
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:

  • Dress in layers
  • Hat
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Smartphone (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Your own work gloves (optional)
  • Any necessary medication
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Reusable water bottle