Below is some information and photos about independently-organized bioblitzes happening around Ontario. You can also keep an eye on the BioBlitz Canada website for event listings too! Please feel free to get in touch with individual bioblitz organizers to see how you can get involved with their events.
Also, if you are running a bioblitz yourself, but don't see your event listed, please send an email to email@example.com with info and photos and we will be happy to share it on this page! (also make sure to tag us in any social media - we love to share and like your bioblitz posts!)
MacGregor Point BioBlitz 2018
When: 10am Saturday, June 9 to 10am Sunday June 10, 2018 Where: MacGregor Point Provincial Park, 1593 Bruce Road 33, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C5 Who: Ontario Parks, The Friends of MacGregor Point Park Connect: Twitter: @FOMPP, @MacGregorPoint
Help MacGregor Point Provincial Park celebrate Ontario Parks' 125th anniversary by contributing to the ecological legacy of the park. Participants will complete a biological "blitz" survey of MacGregor Point over a 24-hour period to collect data on what species can be found here in this unique complex of ecosystems. This information is extremely beneficial to our records and future projects. Surveying shifts and teams will be assigned based on experience and expertise. Teams will be sent out at varying times throughout the 24-hour period, depending on the group of species being looked for (example: birds best observed early morning, amphibians best observed at night). EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
When: Saturday, June 16, 5am - dusk Where: Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area situated just north of Newmarket Who: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Connect: Twitter: @LSRCA Facebook & Instagram: @LakeSimcoeConservation
Will you help us search, collect and identify regionally rare and endangered species at Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area? Join us for the 2018 BioBlitz and find out what amphibians, reptiles, fish, plants, insects and breeding birds call Rogers Reservoir home.
Rogers Reservoir consists of a mix of riparian and upland forest, a small plantation, wetlands, both naturally occurring and recently constructed, and meadow habitats. It has been very successful in adapting to successional changes, and is home to a number of watershed rare species including black walnut, wild coffee, bobolink, meadowlark, redside dace, and snapping turtles.
When: Noon Saturday, July 21 to Noon Sunday July 22, 2018 Where: Point Pelee National Park (Visitor Centre) Who: Parks Canada, Essex County Nature Connect: Twitter: @PointPeleeNP, @ECFNC
In celebration of Point Pelee's 100 years of conservation and even more years of ecological study and monitoring you are invited to join our first all park, all species BioBlitz. Over a 24 hour period, the park's resources conservation staff will be joined by national experts and local naturalists to conduct a search for all different kinds of species in the park. Join experts for talks and hikes on different groups of species found in the park, or volunteer your time and assist with the count. Contact the park for more information on how to participate or to register as a volunteer: email@example.com or 519-322-2365.