Biodiversity is fundamental to healthy ecosystems and you can be an integral part of documenting the amazing species that surround us in the Greater Victoria area!
This April 29th – May 2nd, join forces with friends and neighbours in observing and documenting our region’s plants, animals, fungi and everything in between by taking part in the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge 2022: Greater Victoria.
Instructions for the Challenge, as well as for using iNaturalist, can be found here.
Information from the CRD can be found here.
When you head into Uplands Park, keep your eyes open for some of the 679 (and counting!) species that you can expect to find! An incredible 246 new species observations were made since 2020; the result of a collaboration of citizen scientists doing exactly what this challenge asks!
A huge thanks to Bob McDougall for curating and sharing these lists!
- Fauna of Uplands Park, Oak Bay, BC https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/12678
- Vascular Plants of Uplands Park, Oak Bay, BC https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/12680
- Fungi and Lichen, Mosses, Liverworts, Red Algae, Green Algae, Kelp, Diatoms, and Allies of Uplands Park, Oak Bay, BC https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/12679
So, get out your camera or phone and take a look (and a pic) at the amazing wealth of nature that surrounds us, be it in your back yard, neighbourhood or some of the incredible natural systems in our area like Uplands Park.