T Minus 6 Days – Preeceville School’s Biology 30 Checking In!

Hello everyone!

Ever since our Malaise trap parcel arrived on September 9th, we have been really excited to start this project!

Unpacked and ready to rock!
Unpacked and ready to rock!

This week (September 14-17th), we have been learning about scientific classification of living beings in Biology 30 so that we can classify some of the critters that we catch during our time with this project.

Preeceville is located in east central Saskatchewan, one hour north of Yorkton (hello M.C. Knoll!!).  We are very fortunate to be in an area that is very biologically diverse.  Our town is in a parkland transition between the boreal forest and the prairie.  Our nearby lakes are “pit stops” for many migratory bird species.

We are planning to deploy our Malaise trap on the southern shore of Annie Laurie Lake near the bird trails and beach which are marked in light yellow on the map below.  This is about a ten minute walk from our school.

Map of Preeceville
Map of Preeceville

Permission has been received by our town to place the trap on town land.  We will be choosing a place off the trails in the bush so that it is out of the way.

The beautiful fall colours of Annie Laurie Lake.
The beautiful fall colours of Annie Laurie Lake.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this project!  We are looking forward to having the chance to contribute and learn from this process.

 

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