The Birds and the Bees

Event Details

October 13th, 2016, 10:00 AM - 3:30 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 nest boxes were assembled and installed by volunteers back in July, while the bird nest boxes were installed by volunteers a few years back. Following proper safety protocols, we will clean out and fix any boxes that have fallen into disrepair.

Fall mornings are often chilly and brisk, so we will begin our day by reinforcing a fence along the southern boundary to prevent off highway vehicle use. Once our muscles are warm, we will switch gears and tackle the birds and the bees (boxes that is!).

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here, https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/98q65g 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, 63 hectare (150 ac.) property just north of Miquelon Lake provincial park that features mixed boreal forests, shrublands, grasslands, lake shores and wetlands. The area’s extensive wetlands provide habitat for a diversity of waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, American wigeon, northern pintail, lesser scaup and bufflehead. Even trumpeter swans, considered endangered in Alberta until July 2014, have been spotted on the property!

NCC acquired the Gambling Lake 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

Volunteers will help reinforce a fence along the southern boundary to prevent off highway vehicle use. In the afternoon, we will switch gears to monitor the bird and bee nest boxes installed on the property and record data on how they were used this past season.

Why you will love it

During the day volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about birds and bees, and hear about NCC's pollinator pilot project occurring on this property from Natural Area Manager, Jaimee Dupont Morozoff.

Questions?

Contact Kailey Setter: alberta@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with snacks, and drinks. Please specify any dietary restrictions or food allergies when registering. 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

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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
  • Warm layers including long sleeved shirt & long pants (to protect against wire)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots
Miscellaneous
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Any necessary medications