May 11 | School Day 9am - 2:30pm
Heber Down Conservation Area is located in the Lynde Creek Watershed, in Whitby Ontario, and is the Base Camp for the first of our 2018 Durham Region BioBlitzes. The conservation area is home to a variety of different habitats, including valley lands, dry uplands and wet woodlands, which makes it an ideal location for a bioblitz.
There are three main trails spanning more than 5km within the conservation area, and features the Devil's Den fishing pond and a picnic area that sits on the banks of the Lynde Creek. This picnic shelter is the home of the 2018 Lynde Creek Watershed BioBlitz Species Depot!
Click here to learn more about Heber Down Conservation Area
Saturday May 12
9:00 am - Registration OPENS
11:00 am - OPENING CEREMONIES
11:00 am - Base Camp Nature Festival BEGINS
11:00 am - 6:30 pm - Food Trucks - Stuttering John's, Street Bistro, and GTA Softee Ice Cream.
12:00 pm - OFFICIAL START of the Lynde Creek Watershed BioBlitz
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Face Painting
1:30 pm - LIVE ANIMAL MEET & GREET with REPTILIA
2:30 - LIVE ANIMAL MEET & GREET with SOPER CREEK WILDLIFE RESCUE
5:00 pm - Base Camp Nature Festival ENDS
6:30 pm - Evening Guided Blitz programming BEGINS
10:00 pm - Evening Guided Blitz programming ENDS - Gates CLOSED for the night
Sunday May 13
6:00 am - Early Morning Bird Walk
8:00 am - Morning Guided Blitz Walks
12:00 pm - OFFICIAL END of the Lynde Creek Watershed BioBlitz*
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - BBQ for Registered Participants and volunteers, supported by the Whitby Lion's Club
*The organized portion of the event ends - but the data collection continues! Keep making observations on iNaturalist all summer!