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Parks Canada BioBlitz 2017 Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National His...
Fri, 12 May 2017, 4:00 PM – Sat, 13 May 2017, 4:00 PM PDT
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Parks Canada BioBlitz 2017 — Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
What do bats, birds, bees, butterflies, beetles and flies have in common? They are all pollinators! For this BioBlitz, we will be focusing our identification efforts on pollinators and the native plants that support them. What will YOU discover?
When? 24-hours, from 4 pm Friday, May 12 to 4 pm Saturday, May 13 2017
Where? Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria, BC
What is a BioBlitz? A race against the clock to find and identify as many plants and animals as we can in 24-hours. This gives us a better idea of regional biodiversity and helps you learn more about local species and the roles they play in ecosystems.
How can I join the fun?
- See. Snap. Upload. Identify. Use your smart phone or digital camera to record the plants and animals you find at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites with iNaturalist.ca between 4 pm Friday, May 12 and 4 pm Saturday, May 13.
- An early bird? Meet the Victoria Natural History Society at the entrance kiosk at 7 am on Saturday, May 13 for a guided birdwalk.
- Drop by the International Migratory Bird Day 2017 Festival from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 13 for guided birdwalks, informational displays, banding demonstrations and a live birds of prey demonstration.
- Join the Family BioBlitz Festival from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, May 13 for fun activities with experts and interpreters, including pollinator discovery stations and displays, bug hunts and cool nature crafts. Learn how to distinguish native bees from native flies (it can be trickier than you think!).
- Volunteer as an Expert and conduct species surveys between 4 pm Friday, May 12 to 4 pm Saturday, May 13. This is only for professional scientists and experienced naturalists with a high level of knowledge. Registered experts can apply for free BioBlitz camping in the oTENTiks on Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13.
- Volunteer as a Photographer and help capture the event in images.
All activities are FREE, but we encourage you to register with Eventbrite or by calling 250-478-5140.
This is a pet-free event.
Thanks to Collaborators:
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Canadian Wildlife Federation, iNaturalist.ca, Royal BC Museum, Victoria Natural History Society, Habitat Acquisition Trust, Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Capital Regional District, Saanich Native Plants.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call 250-478-5140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
Victoria, BC V9C 2W8