Looking for a reason to lose the sweatpants and get outside this winter? Why not try being a winter wildlife detective?? The Nature Conservancy of Canada and NatureLynx are challenging Albertans to get outside January 15–30 with the 2021 Hands-on Alberta winter tracking mission. We hope you’ll join us!
Many of Alberta’s animal species stay active through the winter. Whether in a city park, river valley, backyard, or outside of town, winter tracking is a fun, socially distant way to stay active yourself while peeking into the surprisingly busy world of winter wildlife. Plus, by sharing your sightings on NatureLynx, you’ll be part of a growing community of citizen scientists that’s helping to improve the understanding of Alberta’s amazing biodiversity.
How to participate:
- Join the Hands-on Alberta winter tracking mission (you’ll need a free NatureLynx account). Once the mission kicks off on January 15, get outside, document your winter tracking finds, and share them to NatureLynx!
- Join the ABMI’s Citizen Science Coordinator, Jordan Bell, for a short kick-off event on Zoom on January 14 for more info about the mission.
- For winter tracking tips and tricks, check out the Nature Conservancy’s (previously recorded) webinar on being a winter wildlife detective. It’s a really great resource, well worth watching over a morning coffee (or two).
- Be sure to check out all the sightings on the mission home page as your fellow detectives share their discoveries.
See you out in the snow!