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Sun, Nov 06


Harrison Park

Aquatic Invertebrate Identification

Family friendly OSFN outing

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Aquatic Invertebrate Identification
Aquatic Invertebrate Identification

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 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 

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