Sun, Nov 06|
Aquatic Invertebrate Identification
Family friendly OSFN outing
Time & Location
Nov 06, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Harrison Park, 75 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N0H, Canada
About the event
Meet in Harrison Park (by the river just east of the playground washrooms (see attached map) to learn tips on how to identify aquatic insects like (larval) dragonflies, damselflies, mayflies, caddisflies and more. Rosie will have tables set up with microscopes and invertebrates collected from a nearby beaver pond. The event will run from 2 -5 pm on a drop in/drop out basis. Rosie will be giving a stream sampling demonstration around 2:30, and will talk briefly about differences between organisms living in lentic and lotic habitats. This is a kid friendly event (please supervise them around water)! Register with Rosie at email@example.com so she can keep track of attendance for contact tracing purposes. Please bring a mask if you wish to use the microscopes, hand sanitizer will be provided.
Rosemary "Rosie" Martin is a senior PhD Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her work focuses on how aquatic insects overwinter and how the under-ice physical conditions determine who survives, who stays active, who eats whom, and how that all plays into food web and community structure in subsequent seasons. Rosie is a new OSFN member and is excited to meet everyone! Maximum group size 25