Ontario BioBlitz

Bringing together species experts, citizen scientists, as well as the general public and a host of volunteers, the Ontario BioBlitz links a series of biodiversity inventory events across Ontario that aim to showcase the species richness we can find right in our own backyards. The flagship GTA event sees 400+ participants each year. The event takes place over a 24-hour period all within in a local watershed - the Don River Watershed for 2015. The Ontario Bioblitz is a program led by ROM Biodiversity along with its partners from the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Nature, the Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.

Visit www.ontariobioblitz.ca for more information, and to find an Ontario BioBlitz near you!

A young participant holds up a spotted salamander in their hands for closer inspection. Photo by Tallie Garey

Scientists at work at the Ontario BioBlitz - Rouge Park 2012