What's a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is a 24 hour race to find and identify as many species as possible. Dedicated volunteers identify anything they can find – mammals, birds, plants, frogs, fish, bugs, mushrooms, slime and lots more! BioBlitzes have real scientists and experts out in the field as well as anyone who wants to come and learn more. Ongoing public activities help to engage the community in learning about science and the biodiversity of the park. More importantly, the activities and the BioBlitz are FUN! Pond dipping, microscopes, live animals, and so much more are what make BioBlitzes amazing for everyone from families with small children to dedicated scientists.
Biodiversity at Burnaby Lake
Burnaby Lake Regional Park covers a wide range of habitats: conifer forests, deciduous forests, wetlands, deep water, rivers and more. We will have dedicated volunteers searching for species across all of these habitats. It is simply amazing how much biodiversity can be found in an urban park located between two major highways.
Biodiversity in the Lower Mainland
Check out the David Suzuki Foundation's report (downloadable PDF) on the Lower Mainland's "natural capital" and the benefits of biodiversity.
Read about more about Metro Vancouver's Ecological Health Action Plan and its Strategic Directions for Biodiversity Conservation.