Outing Information Sketch Notes WEATHER

Outing Information Sketch Notes WEATHER
Outing Information
Name of place visited:Date:
Departure time:
Return time:
GPS coordinates:
Today’s temperature:________________°C
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n Sunny
n Partly cloudy
n Cloudy
n Rainy
n Snowy
n Windy
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During your exploration, take notes or draw what you have observed in the spaces below.
My Diagnosis
of the natural
You just finished
taking a hike that was
rich in discoveries!
Keep them fresh in
your mind.
Complete a diagnosis
of your visit by filling
in the following
Check the Several things
boxes that apply
Pretty good...
must be improved
General impression
regarding the location visited
Animal diversity
Plant diversity
Presence of wetlands
Presence of wildlife corridors
Existence of protected area(s)
with limited access
Presence of a waterway,
pond or lake
Signs of human disturbance:
visible pollutants, dumping,
logging, etc.
Presence of exotic invasive
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Number of roads with car traffic,
snowmobile or ATV trails crossed
during the hike
In which column did you check
off the most boxes?
This will give you a good general idea of how
well the area is doing in the conservation and
protection of biodiversity. The thought of taking action
in the “wilderness” may seem overwhelming at first;
here are a few suggestions to get you started.
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Enjoy this environment and help
preserve species at risk in
the area by adopting sound
outdoor ethics.
Encourage friends, family and
community members to follow
your lead.
Take pictures of points of interest like
animal gathering areas or patches of
flowering plants. Try to revisit these
places and see how they change over
the years by comparing the pictures.
You can also become more familiar
with the species in the region and join
a wildlife survey to report on birds,
frogs or plants in the area.
Many heads are better than
one! Talk to people about your
concerns; they might join your
improvement efforts.
Learn to identify any alien
invasive species. Record
and report them; if possible,
help organize an event to
remove them!
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