Registration open for wildlife event

July 8, 2017 by  

A community BioBlitz will be held in Cambridge later this month, as part of a larger initiative sponsored by Canada’s 150th signature projects fund.

During a Bioblitz, naturalists and scientists identify and record all the species that are found in an assigned area during a 24-hour period. Often, untrained area residents are invited to complete the survey, alongside the experienced team leaders.

Brought to the city by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Charitable Research Reserve, locals are invited to participate. This unique opportunity will be both educational and fun for all those involved.

During guided tours and nature programming, existing and possibly new species will be noted and documented. Brochures and catalogs of known species may be provided to participants.

The Bioblitz will be held next Saturday, July 15, at 10:00 am, to Sunday July 16 at 10:00 am, at the Rare ECO Centre on Blair Road. Registration is open for experienced surveyors who would like to work independently, as well as researchers seeking guided Bioblitz tours.

For those that do not pre-register, there will be short guided tours available beginning on Saturday at 12:00 noon. There will also be environmental activities, reptile and bird shows, and a barbecue later that evening.

This is a free event. Further information can be provided by jenna.quinn@raresites.org.