Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System BioBlitz 2018

Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23; Arboretum

bioblitzers with butterfly nets

Help Us Document Biodiversity!

The lands and waters of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System are a Canadian biodiversity hotspot. We need your help to inventory what lives here. Join Canadians in this national initiative and put our area on the map. Become a citizen scientist and learn from our experts as we blitz these properties around the clock!

Our BioBlitz is divided into two components: The Expert Blitz, and the Guided Blitz.

1. Science-Intense, Expert Only Blitz

Starting bright and early on Friday, June 22 experts will be blitzing the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark Properties in an attempt to identify as much variety of living things as possible. Registration required.

Register for Expert-Only Blitz

2. Public, Guided Blitz - Saturday June 23

Join an expert on a guided blitz, as together you explore and discover all kinds of wild things. Maybe you will discover something we never knew was here before! Registration is required to participate. Registration is not yet open for 2018, please check back!

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi, and more) in a particular area over a 24-hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, and then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set; the species list, which provides a snapshot of the biodiversity in that location on that date.

For a recap of last year’s Canada150 BioBlitz, please watch this video!

2017 Results

Check out the summary of our 2017 BioBlitz results from iNaturalist!

2017 Results