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Saturday January 30th 2016 we welcomed students from Queen's BIOL202 Diversity of Life class to the Queen's University Biological Station. Accompanying them were 4 BIOL103 students who wished to gain some insights on the Station and field research and course opportunities. The main goal of the trip was to do some benthic invertebrate sampling using Ekman bottom grab samplers, along with some leaf litter sampling with Berlese funnel traps. Eventually we will use the specimens for DNA barcoding and creating a 'Barcoding of Life Database' site unique to BIOL201/202 and QUBS. Leading the trip were Instructor Barb Vanderbeld and TAs Courteny Holden, Mary Hanley, and Erin Suenaga. Assistant Manager Andrew Rodmell set a fire in the lodge and cut holes through the ice.

  • Looking down the Ekman hole

    Lowering the Ekman bottom grab sampler for sampling benthic invertebrates.

  • Erin and students

    TA Erin Suenaga with students watching another student use an Ekman sampler on Lake Opinicon.

  • On Lake Opinicon.

    Students watching another student use an Ekman sampler on Lake Opinicon.

  • Students on BIOL103 & BIOL202 field trip

    Students on BIOL103 & BIOL202 field trip walking to the ice on Lake Opinicon.

  • Chattng in front of the lodge

    Students in front of the Raleigh J. Robertson Biodiversity Centre.

  • Birdwatching with stduents.

    Bird watching on the trail to Cow Island March. Alas no birds!

  • Barb and stduent prepare the Ekman

    Instructor Barb Vanderbeld and BIOL202 student prepare the Ekman for benthic sampling

  • Chatting with BIOL 202 and 103 students at QUBS.

    Chatting with BIOL 202 and 103 students at QUBS in front of the Brown Lab.

  • No bird, bird watching

    Bird watching on the trail to Cow Island March. No birds and thus much pontificating.

  • TA Erin Suenaga with students

    TA Erin Suenaga with students on Lake Opinicon.

  • Barb and Courteny prepare the Ekman

    Instructor Barb Vanderbeld and TA Courteny Holden prepare the Ekman sampler.

  • Students at QUBS

    Students at QUBS on the BIOL202 and BIOL103 field trip.

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