Southeast Saskatchewan residents can help gather useful information this long weekend, during the 3rd annual National Backyard Bioblitz.    

Participants can go outside and identify as many insects, plants, and animals as they can until August 1, 2022.  

“Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, grab your phone and download Inaturalist, and check out the plants and animals around you," said Kayla Burak, Engagement Manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “It’s a great way to not only contribute to science, and conservation planning, but to get outside, which has shown that there's lots of benefits for our physical and mental well-being.” 

Burak explained what we could find in our region.  

“If you're out in the Prairie grasslands you might find some songbirds and grasslands songbirds like Sprague's pipits, or bobolink. Also, in the southeast you have Buffalo grass, which is a rare plant, both provincially and federally, so that would be a really cool find. You'll get burrowing owl if you're in the right area, hawks, northern leopard frogs if you're in a Wetland area.” 

Last year over 36,000 species observations took place across the country.    

Click HERE to register.