Bioblitz 2017

Canadian Wildlife Federation is supporting BioBlitzes across the country in celebration of Canada 150. Alberta Council for Environmental Education, Weaselhead Preservation Society, Nature Calgary and the City of Calgary are working together to bring you the Calgary BioBlitz on Saturday June 24.

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz brings together expert naturalists, taxonomic scientists and citizens to inventory as many species as possible in a set amount of time. We currently have nine species blitzes happening on June 24. You sign up, meet us at the Weaselhead Natural Area (66 Ave & 37 St SW) and head out into the field with an expert to try and identify as many species as possible! Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult.

In addition to the species blitzes, we will have a community biodiversity fair set up, come learn about the plants and animals who make their home in Calgary and area. No need to sign up to attend this portion, just show up! This fair is family friendly and everyone is welcome!

Schedule

6:00am - 8:00am Birds with Bob Lefebvre
10:00am - 3:00pm Community Biodiversity festival
8:30am - 10:30am Birds with John McFaul
9:00am - 12:00pm Plants with Jenna Cross
9:00am - 12:00pm Aquatic Invertebrates with Cassiano Caue Possas
12:30pm - 3:30pm Plants with Steven Tannas
1:00pm - 4:00pm Pollinators with Jenn Cosh and Jess Vickruck
1:00pm - 4:00pm Butterflies with Vanessa Carney
1:00pm - 4:00pm Fungi with Suzanne Visser
10:30pm - 11:30pm Amphibians with Sarah Neville (yes, this at night)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Pickles at christina@abcee.org 403-998-4782.

 


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June 24th, 2017 6:00 AM   to   11:30 PM
Weaselhead Natural Area
66 Ave & 37 St SW
Calgary, AB
Canada
Birds 6:00am - 8:00am
Birds 8:30am - 10:30am
Plants 9:00am - 12:00pm
Aquatic Invertebrates 9:00am - 12:00pm
Plants 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Pollinators 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Butterflies 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fungi 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Amphibians 10:30pm - 11:30pm

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