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!
Good to hear from you! I have yet to come across a woodcock, but then I have not really tried.ReplyDelete
Blake, its a little easier... when they're in your back yard. I just open my sliding door and listen at dusk. Easy-peazy :-pDelete
Perhaps you could create a project using iNat? There are similar initiatives that are doing that, such as the Ontario Botanists' big year (https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ontario-botanists-big-year-2018) Sounds like a cool idea!ReplyDelete
Awesome! I joined that group. I'm sure I will learn a tonne just from this one link alone. Thanks! -DMDelete