Invasive Species App Released, Workshop This Thursday

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) recently demonstrated the EDDMapS Ontario app for your phone (you can read more about the announcement over at Trail Swag).

This handy app is a great way to identify, learn more about, and report invasive species. There is an upcoming Peterborough workshop on how to use the app at the Otonabee Inn (84 Lansdowne Street East) on Thursday, April 24th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited for the workshops, which will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or smart phone to follow demonstrations. To register or learn more about the workshops, call Alison Kirkpatrick, OFAH Monitoring and Information Specialist/Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Liaison, at 705-748-6324 ext. 234.

The EDDMapS Ontario app is available for free for both Apple iOS and Google Android.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Explore Peterborough's Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre

Peterborough is home to the Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre, which opened in April 2010. With free admission until the end of this year, now is the time to pop in and explore the building.

There are wildlife galleries with actual size animals on display (the polar bear is quite intimidating), an amphitheatre with nature films, an aquarium and touch screen systems to give you more info.

The centre is located at 4601 Guthrie Drive beside the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters building. They are open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

[Words & pictures by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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