Description Of This Tour
What’s that plant? Explore spring flowers, bugs and birds and discover useful cell phone apps that help identify flora and fauna with Naturalist Margaret Holm. Margaret organized species lists for the South Okanagan Bioblitz project available on iNaturalist a free app that encourages people to share photos of plants and wildlife while learning how to identify local species. With thirty years’ experience in parks, museums and local conservation, Margaret will also touch on history, archaeology and wildlife research. This gentle mountain trail follows a coulee along 4.5 kilometers of open sage grasslands dotted with aspen and pine forests. Overlook Testalinden Creek before looping back to the parking area off Highway 3 on the Richter Pass. Use of the cell phone app is not necessary to enjoy this hike.