DATES: July 23-24
Start: 5:00 Pm (July 16) ... End: 4:30 pm (July 18)
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The Frontenac Axis, that narrow neck of Canadian Shield extending into the St. Lawrence River, is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve for good reason. Many plants and animals (such as Shagbark Hickory, Five-lined Skinks, and Cerulean Warblers) that live here are not found much farther north, while others are not found much farther south. This two-day workshop will explore the different habitats of the Axis, focusing on the flora and fauna that makes this place so special. An introductory presentation will be given on the first evening of the workshop.
The fee for the workshop is $220. Fees are all inclusive – instruction, overnight accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights, plus five meals: supper on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and a generous brunch on Sunday. The Biological Station does not provide bedding or bath items. Participants will need to bring bedding for a single bed (or a sleeping bag), a pillow, towel and facecloth, and personal toiletries.
THINGS TO BRING
• sleeping bag (or sheets and blanket), pillow, towel, facecloth and personal toiletries
• hat, sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather forecast
• whistle (to summon help if needed)
• compass/personal GPS
• insect repellent
• field guides
• 10x loupe
• pen/pencil & notebook
• laptop handy for independent research if you wish (QUBS has wi-fi)