Some of my goals this year are to travel more during the summer. I want to make some ambitious travel plans this summer that might give me a sighting of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher or perhaps some new southern butterfly species. Below is a list of places that I would like to go but of course, I will not be able to go see them all.
Some places I would like to go are:
- Thunder Bay area
- New Brunswick again (with my own car this time)
- Gulf States, Texas / Southwestern US
- Tobermory (orchids)
- Ottawa/Gatineau Area
- Walpole Island (Prairie tour?)
I want to incorporate my biking into my naturalist appreciation efforts. I would like to bike to Point Pelee from Windsor using the Chrysler Greenway (an abandoned railway corridor that has been converted to a county wide biking/hiking pathway).
One final challenge that I want to do is something that I affectionately call: "B250X" ! I want to make an effort to identify and photograph 250 species of plants this year. I would love to somehow involve more people into this challenge in an effort to raise awareness of Botany and biodiversity. I wonder if there is a way to use iNaturalist.ca in such an effort.
Anyway, it seems to be an exciting time of year for birders. Spring is just around the corner!