Toad-ally Worth It

Event Details

May 25th, 2018, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Bunchberry Meadows (Devon), Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

Looking for a “ribbiting” way to spend an evening? Join us at Bunchberry Meadows as we venture out for the first ever toad survey on this property. Our baseline report indicates that this property contains excellent toad habitat, so let’s strap on our best detective eyes and ears and see what we can detect.

This event is weather dependent. If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. Happy carpooling!

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About Bunchberry Meadows (Devon)

Having been virtually untouched for 40 years, Bunchberry Meadows yields some of the last old-growth forests remaining in Central Alberta. Jack pines with a girth of over two meters have been discovered on the property, attracting porcupines, long-tailed weasels and wood frog.

This 259 hectare (640 ac.) plot of land is managed between NCC and the Edmonton & Area Land Trust. NCC acquired Bunchberry Meadows with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program.

What you will be doing

We’ll begin our evening by conducting visual surveys for amphibians on the property, documenting any species we find along the way. Right before sunset, we’ll break for coffee and snacks and lead you in an engaging workshop that will put your ears to the test! Together, we’ll listen to recordings of the various frog and toad calls and learn how to identify each species by sound. Then we’ll put your new knowledge to the test! Since amphibians call more at night, we’ll be embarking on the auditory half of our survey approximately half an hour after the sun has gone down.

Why you will love it

Who doesn’t love learning about the creatures behind those croaks you hear in the distance! The data we collect helps NCC document the current health of the local habitat, and will also be used to help determine future stewardship needs for the property.

Questions?

Contact Zoe Arnold: alberta@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to event day.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Out house/ bearbox
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
  • Close-toed footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (warm sweater and jacket)
  • Hat
Miscellaneous
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Any necessary medication