Hello! My name is Mr. Greenslate. Please join me as I travel to Nova Scotia to study mammal populations!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kejimkujik National Park


Today we visited Kejimkujik National Park and were able to hike around one of Canada's wonderful national parks. From babbling brooks to the dead silence of an old growth forest, it was a sublime place to learn about the ecology specific to this region of Nova Scotia.

During the afternoon, principal investigator Dr. Chris Newman from the University of Oxford trained us to do scat surveys. We scoured several quadrants looking for deer poop, and then he recorded the data. This information allows us to see what the population density of the area is for the white-tailed deer.

Today's mission: Find something that you believe to be interesting or unique about Kejimkujik National Park and post it as a comment. If someone else posts it, you will have to find something new!

- Mr. Greenslate

35 comments:

  1. Kejimkujik National Park is the only inland nation park in Canada.

    -Fiona

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  2. I think it's interesting that the Kejimkujik National Park is the only inland national park of Canada in the Maritimes.

    ~Nathaniel

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  3. I think that the geology and soils are the coolest, mainly the rocks that are located there. -Chase B.

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  4. Keji the park is known for its interior camping and campsites which are only accessible by canoe or hiking in the summer, or ski or snowshoe in the winter.
    -lisa

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  5. something interesting that i found out about this national park is that there's More than 200 species of birds that can be found within Kejimkujik and the park is also the most important national park for reptiles in Atlantic Canada, featuring five species of snakes and three species of turtles. This so awesome...

    Joseph Perez

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  6. I thought their "save the dark" thing is pretty cool... "The designation recognizes the commitment by the Park to protect the nighttime environment from the effects of artificial lighting" -good ol' Wiki

    -Elliott

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  7. What caught my eye is that only 20% is accessible by car, the other 80% is only accessible by hiking, biking or canoeing.

    -Ben Abeyta

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  8. I found it interesting that the park consists of two geographically seperate properties where the main park is located in the upland Atlantic interior whereas the much smaller Kejimkujik seaside is located on the Atlantic coast

    -Haylee

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  9. The Tent Dwellers, a book by Albert Bigelow Paine, was written about his journey through what is now Kejimkujik National Park.
    -Jesse A.

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  10. you can go backpacing man!!! yeah! its great in july to october and you can get a cassete player to listen to info as you hike. Kejimkujik National Park (often called Keji for short) is part of the Canadian National Parks system, located in the province of Nova Scotia. The park consists of two geographically separate properties: the main park is located in the upland Atlantic Interior of the Nova Scotia peninsula bordering Queens and Annapolis counties; whereas the much smaller seaside adjunct is located on the Atlantic coast of Queens County. lets go backpacking!!!

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  11. Hello Mr. Greenslate,
    I think something interesting is that kejimkujik National Park has 91 kilometers of trails to walk and hike on.

    ~Riannan A (:

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  12. There are 15 trails that are available for day hiking there.

    Julia*

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  13. I found it interesting that for thousands of years people have hunted and fished, and would use up the lands natural resources. And that now in present day people attempt to preserve the land and natural beauty. I think its interesting how things changed so drastically over time.
    -Makai:)

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  14. I thought it was interesting that the Blanding's Turtle, and endangered species, lives there.

    - Nicole

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  15. I was interested in all the different wildlife like moose, deer, and beaver that can be found there.

    #Gregory Jordan

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  16. I think something interesting about Kejimkujik National Park is that Shelburne River, one of the rivers that flows through the park, is a Canadian Heritage River,

    >> Heather O'Connell

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  17. Kejimkuji is the first national park of Canada designated a national historic site

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  18. Something i found interesting is that Kejimkujik National Park consists of 147 square miles of forest and peaceful lakes.
    -Alyssa

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  19. How beautiful it is and all of the activities you can do such as canoeing, hiking, bike riding, camping, swimming, wild-life watching, ect.

    -Jesseah

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  20. I think its Interesting that it is the only inland park in canada -James

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  21. I though it was interesting that Kejimkujik National Park has two environments. The main park is 50 miles inland and heavily forested with a lake in the interior. The second environment is the Kejimkuik Seaside, wich is a coastal park with beaches and coastal habitats.

    -Francis

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  22. I thought it was interesting that the Blanding's Turtle, and endangered species, lives there

    Dorian davis

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  23. The Farley Mowat was stormed by the Canadian Cost Gard and impounded, the captain is being held for charges of coming to close to the seal hunt.
    -Tyler

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  24. I thought it was interesting that Kejimkujik is an important preserved national park, it receives acid rain, resulting in strongly acidic soil and waters.

    -Alex Clay

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  25. I find the really tall tress interesting and the lake and how it look so preserved.
    - Arnold Flores

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  26. Kejimkujik National Park is the only inland national park in Canada. It is perfect for canoeing which is really fun.

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  27. Its really cool that Kejimkujik National Park is host to the Fire Tower Mt Bike Trail. It is a short 11 mile uphill trek, that ends up by a elevated fire tower. The vantage point boasts a fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding area.

    -Tyler

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  28. i think its interesting see what all was there and seeing there history

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  29. Park's numerous lakes and rivers afford some of the finest canoeing in eastern Canada
    http://usparks.about.com/library/miniplanner/canada/blkejimkujiknp.htm

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  30. The park has 4 rivers:

    Mersey River
    West River
    Little River
    Shelburne River

    ~Ashh

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  31. The trout are largely absent due to higher acid levels in the waters from acid rain.

    - Kirstin Alanis

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  32. i think its interesteing that theres a lot of ways to get there.

    ~Janet A.

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  33. the trout are largely absent, due to higher acid levels in the water from the acid rain.

    - Kirstin Alanis

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  34. The rich forests are home to a variety of wildlife
    -Corey

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  35. Park's numerous lakes and rivers afford some of the finest canoeing in eastern Canada.
    -jenna

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