Thursday, June 15, 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens and Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System Canada 150 BioBlitz

Friday, July 21, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017

Base Camp at RBG’s Arboretum

On Friday, July 21, scientists and ecologists will focus on inventorying newly protected properties and populations of rare species, while on Friday evening, and through the day Saturday July 22, the BioBlitz will cover a broader range of the area, and include special introductory identification workshops and a community Biodiversity Festival at the Basecamp, located in the RBG Arboretum.
We are currently seeking taxon experts to volunteer their time and help us inventory and identify a broad range of species on Friday, July 21, as well as lead guided blitzes for the public on Saturday, July 22. If you are interested in participating, please register now using button above. Lunch will be provided on both days.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 rare Community BioBlitz!

rare Community BioBlitz

July 15-16, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Registration is open for both the intensive and guided blitz opportunities.
Experienced naturalists and scientists who want to survey independently or with a skilled group should register through the taxonomic registration here.
Those who want to participate under guidance of an experienced scientist should register through the guided blitz registration here.
If you have questions, please contact jenna.quinn at
To download the Guided Blitz Schedule for the rare Community BioBlitz, please click here.
Drop-in public programs will occur on Saturday, July 15th beginning at noon. This will include live birds of prey and reptile shows, environmental workshops, and a free barbeque on Saturday evening. Full schedule to be announced soon.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

2017 Bruce Peninsula National Park BioBlitz

The 2017 Bruce Peninsula National Park BioBlitz will take place during the week of September 19th to the 24th.  Not all the activities, hikes and events have been settled yet but we will update this group as more information becomes available.  We will also be putting up posters around the community which will include a more detailed list of events.   This theme this year will be fungi and as part of the BioBlitz we have invited mycologist  Richard Aaron to lead a workshop and conduct an in depth survey and inventory of fungi in the park.  Space is limited, however there is an opportunity to register for this 4 day workshop.  If you're interested, please contact Richard directly for registration details.  His contact information is listed on the poster. Rest assured if you aren't able to secure a seat in the workshop, there will be other guest lecturers, guided hikes, presentations and activities throughout the week for all to enjoy and participate in. We are also looking for volunteers throughout the week who have a background in fungi identification to help support or lead hikes and activities.