Berwick Field Trip: Aquatic Insects


Saturday, November 25, 2017
9:45 am - 12:00 pm


Hello Nature Friends,

We have a wonderful outing lined up for next Saturday, November 25th.

Dr. Murray Colbo, a retired biology professor and researcher of river and aquatic ecology, is inviting us to his land in Coldbrook to explore a variety of topics in ecology such as aquatic insects as monitors of water quality and regrowth of forests.

One of the greatest challenges for the long-term health and economic viability of Canadians and the world will be insuring high quality water supplies. This will require a very thorough understanding of the entire watershed ecosystem including both forests and the freshwater organisms.  We’ll need many of our budding young naturalists to help take on this important work, but for now we’ll have some fun with aquatic nets and microscopes observing nature around us!

We will meet at 9:45 for a 10 start

Address: 3027 Lovett Rd Coldbrook – you can park in the yard on biodiverse weed patch beside driveway and garage – do not park on Lovett Rd.  The 100 m driveway will provide ample parking.

Everyone is welcome to pack a picnic and stay for lunch after the closing circle at noon.

This event is held in collaboration with the Jijuktu’kwejk (“gee gee wok tok”) Watershed Alliance, a non-profit group working on the restoration of the Cornwallis River.  They hold monthly meetings such as talks or outings to share knowledge and understanding about the watershed.  They are doing research and fieldwork as well to find out about the health of the river.  To learn more, please visit

I hope you can join us.



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3027 Lovett Rd Coldbrook

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