12:00 noon Saturday, September 14th
12:00 noon Sunday, September 15th
A BioBlitz brings together scientists and knowledgeable members of the public to try to identify as many, plant, animal, and fungal species as possible over a 24 hour period. It also provides a venue for public education about biodiversity and conservation.
The BioBlitz will be held in Rouge Park, headquarters are at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre. This park has a variety of habitats including forests, wetlands, river beds, old fields, agricultural lands, and restoration sites which support a diversity of species. Maps of the Park, all pertinent locations and information will be available on-line
and at check-in.
Professional, amateur, and young naturalists are invited to participate in the inventory process.
Specialists for each category of organism will be grouped with interested volunteers (both experienced and novice) to conduct an inventory of the Rouge Park. There will be opportunities to join inventory teams in the field; help with collecting and processing specimens; identify species and process data.
Please visit http://www.ontariobioblitz.ca
For accommodation, camping will be available near the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.
Organizers will need to know in advance how many will be staying overnight.
Participants will be provided coffee and trail snacks and a Sunday barbeque.
Other meals may also be supplied through the course of the event. Participants should bring their own water and additional snacks.