Photo from BC Parks <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/lacdubois_grass/>
Tour of Lac Du Bois and Tranquille Valley: Grasslands, Species at Risk, and Ecosystem Resilience
Saturday May 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Departs from TRU Conference Centre, 805 TRU Way, Kamloops.
Registration fee: $145 (transportation and lunch provided).
Field Tour Overview
The area around Kamloops supports a variety of unique wildlife and plant
communities. In the immediate area around Kamloops, there are great
opportunities to explore these and learn about Kamloops natural history.
In both Tranquille and Lac du Bois areas, we will explore and discuss
applied biology projects that provide guidance to mitigate development
impacts on snakes, facilitate recovery of Burrowing Owls and manage
invasive species impacts on grasslands. Join us and our tour guides from
the city of Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University, APB member Dave Low
and well-known naturalist Frank Ritcey. Whether you are a biologist or
just someone who likes to view wildlife, this trip will be fun,
informative and great opportunity to explore southern interior
grasslands, associated habitats and wildlife.
Species to note during this tour include Williamson Sapsucker, Western Screech
Owl, Burrowing Owl, Western Toad, Columbian Spotted Frog, Long Toed Salamander,
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Rubber Boa, Gopher Snake, Yellow Bellied Racer, Common Garter Snake, Western Terrestrial Garter Snake, Painted turtle, and over
12 bat species.
This field trip INVOLVES SOME HIKING. Please dress accordingly. It is recommended to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt to protect from ticks.
For more information on Lac du Bois Grasslands Protected Area
We hope to see you there!