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CANCELLED – Carp Barrens Winter Species Count

CANCELLED
Due to poor conditions for animal track and bird observations and for safety reasons (parking along TD Parkway).
We’ll look to reschedule in March.
Meet:  Dunrobin Community Association parking lot, 1145 Thomas Dolan Parkway (near the Dunrobin Road intersection). We will carpool from there, about 4 km up the road.
MFNC will join the Friends of the Carp Hills (FCH) in a species count of the animals that make the Carp Barrens their home in the winter.  Field naturalists with good animal track or bird identification skills are needed.  FCH is documenting the impact of human use on the flora and fauna of the Carp Barrens (at Thomas Dolan Parkway), particularly around unauthorized trails.  Having an understanding of what animals inhabit the Barrens in winter will help with this four-season ecological study.  We will walk one of the trail loops and record all tracks seen and all animals/birds seen or heard.  Observations will be uploaded to iNaturalist.
Snowshoes are a requirement in the deep snow on this site. The terrain is rocky and uneven.  If the conditions are poor for observations, we will reschedule the event, aiming for Sunday, 3 February, at the same time and place. Please check our web site mfnc.ca before heading out, any changes will be posted there.
Participants are asked to register ahead of time at events@mfnc.ca.  The number of participants will be limited to 15.