Join us for a BioBlitz at Ottawa Sands on May 13, 2022! This event will bring local scientists and conservation organizations together to work with community members to build an awareness of the biodiversity at Ottawa Sands while collecting monitoring data.
Last year we hosted our first-ever BioBlitz event at Riverside Park. Beginning before the crack of dawn, scientists and the public scoured the park to document as many species as possible in one day. Over 330 species of fish, turtles, macroinvertebrates, plants, frogs, fungus, mussels, birds, and mammals were reported by over 100 participants. The Bioblitz was made possible thanks to the support of a dozen partner organizations.
What’s a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity.