While you Walk

Geocache

A modern day treasure hunt! Why not search for one of our Geocache sites while partaking in your Walk for Wildlife? Click here to find out more about Geocaching and where to walk to test your skill at finding one!

Citizen Scientist

You are bound to spot a variety of wildlife while on your walk. Help us build an important wildlife database by reporting your critter sightings and observations. Learn how your help can make a difference!

Photo Club

Got a passion for wildlife photography? Join the CWF photo club to submit your photos and connect with other aspiring photographers and wildlife enthusiasts from across Canada!

Clean Up

Want to make a difference to the wildlife in your neck of the woods? Why not organize a clean-up party during your Walk for Wildlife!

LeafSnap

Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

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iNaturalist

iNaturalist.ca is a place where you can record and share what you see in nature, meet other nature watchers, and learn about Canada’s wildlife. By participating as a citizen scientist you can contribute to a growing wealth of knowledge of Canadian species and help conserve our natural world. iNaturalist.ca works on all your devices. Install the mobile app so you can always observe, even without cell reception or wifi.

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Packing Tips for Your Family Walk or Hike

Prepare a small day pack that contains everything you will need for a short walk or hike. When you want to head out, add food and last minute items, and you are set to go in short time. This also helps you avoid forgetting important items if they are already packed ahead of time. Read more »

What to Look for on the Trail

Whether you are walking around the block or on a nature trail, slow down and see if you can spot some signs of wildlife! You might want to make notes on a pad of paper or take pictures with your camera and then look them up in field guides to learn more. If you encounter their homes or the animal itself, remember to enjoy from a safe distance for both your safety and the animals’! Read more »

 

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