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Wye Marsh Spring BioBlitz for Earth Day!

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 9 am – 5pm

Come out and enjoy a day in support of responsible living on our beautiful Earth!

We have a host of activities designed for families to learn about stewardship in a hands-on way, such as an invasive species pull, BlioBlitz, and live animal demonstrations. There will also be visiting environmental groups, and a seedling tree for the first 50 families to plant at home!

Entry to our Earth Day Celebration is by donation – there is no admission charge.

Unearth your learning with Wye Marsh as we celebrate nature and all its wonders.

Activities

Arrive early to enjoy the whole day with us! The first 50 families will receive a free tree seedling to plant at home!

BioBlitz: Plants – 10:00am
A Bio (biology) Blitz (quick, concentrated effort) is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a short period of time. Head out in a group lead by an expert in Botany to search for and identify as many plants as you can in an hour!

  • Wet n’ Scaly Demonstration – 11:00am
    Meet some of Wye Marsh’s Educational Animal Ambassadors like Sonic the Snapping Turtle, or Ginger the Corn Snake, and learn about their habitats and species!
  • BioBlitz: Insects or Amphibians – 12:00pm
    A Bio (biology) Blitz (quick, concentrated effort) is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a short period of time. Head out in a group lead by an expert in Entomology or Herptiles (weather depenedent) to search for and identify as many species as you can in an hour!

BioBlitz: Birds – 1:00pm
A Bio (biology) Blitz (quick, concentrated effort) is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a short period of time. Head out in a group lead by an expert in Ornathology to search for and identify as many birds species as you can in an hour!

  • Wet n’ Scaly Demonstration – 2:00pm
    Meet some of Wye Marsh’s Educational Animal Ambassadors like Sonic the Snapping Turtle, or Ginger the Corn Snake, and learn about their habitats and species!
  • Invasive Species Pull for Glossy Buckthorn – 11:00am – 3:00pm
    Glossy Buckthorn is a non-native species of shrub that was introduced in Ontario for landscaping – however this invasive species shades out and affects the growth of other plant life around it. Join staff and volunteers to help remove Glossy Buckthorn from Wye Marsh and learn about the importance of fighting against invasive species!
  • Sunflower Seed Craft – 11:00am – 3:00pm
    Make a DIY sunflower seed pod to plant in your own garden at home!

Rain Barrel Fundraiser

Wye Marsh is teaming up with RainBarrel.ca to host a Rain Barrel fundraiser sale this spring – buy a barrel, save water, support Wye Marsh! Buying a Rain Barrel saves you water, energy and money at home, while also supporting Wye Marsh’s stewardship initiatives including the conservation of our wetlands.

Rain Barrels are $55.00 for 220L barrel, with other sizes/ attachment options available and are ordered online through our partner site. You can either pay online when placing your order, or upon pickup at the Wye Marsh on April 20, 2019 during our Earth Day Celebrations.

Click here for more info about our Rain Barrel Fundraiser.

Already have all the info? Click here to order your Rain Barrel. You will be directed to our partner site, Rain Barrel.ca

Visiting Environmental Groups/ Vendors

Bonnie Bee Honey
Discover the important world of the honey bee and the people who keep them!

Cathy Crawlers Composters
Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is an excellent way to convert household garbage into nutrient rich fertilizer. Composting with special composting worms is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to save tonnes of waste from going to landfill.

Thank you to our Sponsors 2019

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
www.wyemarsh.com/earthday

Organizer

Friends of Wye Marsh
Phone:
(705) 526-7809
Email:
info@wyemarsh.com
Website:
https://www.wyemarsh.com/

Venue

Wye Marsh Nature Centre
16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, Ontario
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