Here is a little summary of the scoring system from least to most points:
S3- 1 point
S2- 2 points
S1- 3 points
SH or SX (extirpated from the province)- 5 points!
In addition to being good fun, it will motivate you to get outside and find rare species. Government agencies rely heavily on observations submitted by citizen scientists and other biologists. All sightings can be submitted to relevant agencies, so it's like charity work, but more fun!
Here are some photos I have taken of animals that I have seen in previous years that would get you some points!
|Incurvate 'war-paint' emerald. S1=3 points!|
|Cyrano Darner. S3=1 point.|
|Ski-tailed Emerald. S3=1 point.|
|Wilson's Phalarope. S3B=1point if seen during the breeding season|
|Snapper! S3=1 point|
|Blanding's Turtle giving the thumbs up for the S-rank challenge. S3=1 point.|