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November 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST
SPES is excited to announce that we will be teaming up with the Entomological Society of British Columbia and the Biological Survey of Canada to conduct a BioBlitz on Saturday, November 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Join nature enthusiasts, citizen scientists, entomologists, and others in documenting both the flora and fauna of Beaver Lake, located within Stanley Park. We will be meeting at the trailhead between Beaver Lake Trail and Ravine Trail, then dispersing out from there to search for all kinds of critters, both big and small! We recommend downloading iNaturalist onto your phone prior to the event, as this will be the main method of data collection. Paid parking is available along Pipeline Road, and the meeting location is a short 10-minute walk from the Bus Loop located near the Stanley Park Pavillion. SPES staff and members of both the ESBC and BSC will be present to help show participants how to use iNaturalist, as well as to help with species identification during the event.
A BioBlitz is an informal type of event where participants gather together, often with a resident expert, with the intention to document as many species as possible within the given timeframe. These events help give us a brief snapshot of local biodiversity and often allow us to document species that are not typically tracked. The app most commonly used is iNaturalist, which allows people to make observations within a global database that has the most utility for us, citizen scientists, and other researchers (and even just hobbyists). More info on BioBlitz’s can be found here.
Link to the project on iNaturalist: https://inaturalist.ca/projects/stanley-park-bioblitz-fall-2022
Biological Survey of Canada Twitter: https://twitter.com/BiolSurCan
Entomological Society of BC Twitter: https://twitter.com/EntSocBC