Monthly Archives: June 2013

From frogs to tadpoles – it’s all happening now. Frogging 2013.

The Nicola Naturalists are active in our third year of mapping and monitoring amphibians in the Nicola Valley area around Merritt. Our season started with a visit by our professional herpetologist partners from Biolinx Environmental Research of Victoria. They led … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalists grasslands birding adds data to IBA – 2 June 2013

The Nicola Naturalist Society’s outing to the grasslands near Merritt on 2nd June was primarily a fun birding trip, but we also added data to help monitor the Douglas Lakes Plateau Important Bird Area (IBA). We kept a full tally … Continue reading

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Black-bellied Plover an unexpected visitor to the Douglas Lake Plateau – 2 June 2013

On 2 June 2013 a Nicola Naturalist Society outing discovered a Black-bellied Plover in breeding plumage on one of the shallow saline ponds on the Douglas Lake Plateau, next to Minnie Lake Road, west of Merritt. This is not a … Continue reading

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