Hi! My name is Ms. Woodward. Please travel with me to Nova Scotia to study Climate Change and Mammals!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kejimkujik National Park

Today we are heading to Kejimikujik National Park (kedji-muh-KOO-jik) also known as Keji. We'll be looking at the old growth hemlock forests. Old growth means that the trees have not been taken down by any natural or unnatural forces since they began to grow. We'll also be counting deer droppings. It's supposed to rain, but it's been holding of when we're out working. We all hope that holds true today. I'm bringing my binoculars so I hope we can see some wildlife that we haven't seen yet. This week we'll go beaver watching and we'll go out and use a bat detector in the evening to detect the ultrasonic waves (sounds that we can't hear) that bat use for echolocation. It should be an interesting week!

2 Comments:

At April 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Richard said...

Hope you had a good day in Halifax, and that your leg is feeling much better. Hope you're seeing some wildlife at Kedji. It would be great to see a moose and a flying squirrel!

 
At April 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM , Blogger gingerfiles said...

Halifax was a lot of fun! I'll post more on that when I have a day with not much to write about. I'm not quite sure when that will be. Unfortunately, I think most of the wildlife is just coming out of hibernation. Apparently most of the moose in the province are found in the Cape Breton area.

 

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