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Citizen Science Amphibian Call Surveys

Thursdays in May starting on May 9, 16, 23
8:30pm – 9:00pm

Meeting at the nature centre and traveling along Heartland Trails
Come prepared: Rubber boots, outside dress, flashlight

Click here for event registrations

Click here for Backyard Blitz registration


Frog ID Training

Thursday May 9
7:30pm – 8:15pm Frog ID Training
8:30pm – 9:00pm Frog Monitoring

In the Nature Centre
Learn your Frog Identification and take part in Heartland Forest’s Frog monitoring program!

Register HERE

Frog Pond

How to Build a Frog Pond Workshop

Thursday May 16
7:30pm – 8:15pm Frog Pond Workshop
8:30pm – 9:00pm Frog Monitoring

Learn techniques tips and tricks in building the best habitat for our local frog species.
Stay after for the Citizen Science Amphibian Call Survey.

Register HERE


Salamander ID Workshop & Vernal Pool Monitoring

Saturday May 18
9:30am – 10:30am Salamander ID Workshop
10:30am – 12:00pm Vernal Pool Monitoring

Learn how to ID salamanders and why we should protect their habitat.
Stay for the Vernal Pool Monitoring.
Vernal Pools are shallow depressions that usually contain water for only part of the year.  Since they eventually dry up, fish cannot survive in them, making them ideal breeding grounds for amphibians like many species of frogs and salamanders.
Help Heartland Forest staff monitor these unique habitats

We will be stepping off trail for this activity
Precautions: poison ivy, shallow water, uneven terrain
Prepare: rubber boots, long pants (outdoor dress)

Register for Salamander ID Workshop HERE

Register for Vernal Pool Monitoring HERE

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Native Plant I.D. Workshop

Saturday May 18
1pm to 3pm

Gain native plant Identification skills tips and tricks from Tom Staton Environmental Consultant

Register HERE

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Invasive Species and Native Planting Workshop

Thursday May 23
7:00pm – 8:15pm Invasive Species Workshop (Register HERE)
8:30pm – 9:00pm Frog Monitoring (Register HERE)

Includes hands-on invasive species removal and planting around our backyard pond to enhance habitat.
Stay after for the Citizen Science Amphibian Call Survey.

Friendship Garden Louis

Friendship Garden Opening Ceremony

Friday May 24
3:00pm – 5:00pm (Register HERE)

We will be planting large caliper trees. Holes will be pre-dug. We will be adding soil, topping with mulch and watering
Prepare: closed-toed shoes, garden gloves, sun hat


Backyard Blitz

Sunday, May 26
9:30am – 12:30pm

Click here for Backyard Blitz registration

Together we will clean up the areas behind the Nature Centre, info booth and more! Including garbage cleanup, weeding, mulching and so much more!
*Limited space available

Bring a refillable water bottle.
Bring your own labelled garden tools (shovel, gloves) if you have them.

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Backyard Pond Planting

Wednesday May 29
1pm – 3pm (Register HERE)

We will be planting native terrestrial and aquatic plants in our backyard pond area to complete this habitat enhancement project. Come join us in making our frog ponds a wonderful place to live!

Prepare: rubber boots, garden gloves, sun hat

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