The Rouge BioBlitz 2012 brought together expert biologists, ecologists and naturalists to identify and record all the plants, fungi, and animals they could find from 3pm June 15 to 3pm June 16 in Rouge Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Blitz also raised awareness of Rouge Park as an important nature reserve for a wide range of flora and fauna in the Greater Toronto Area.
over 225 participants
the biggest bioblitz in Canada in 2012
over 1450 species discovered
the highest number in the world in 2012
Rare finds included a spider never-before recorded in Toronto (Sphodros niger), Calico Crayfish (Oroconectes immunis), and many awesome plants including Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)
Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) - Photo by Emily Craigen