City Nature Challenge 2022: Greater Victoria

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!

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.

Canada 150 BioBlitz at Uplands Park [April 22, 2017] – PPT Presentation by Margaret Lidkea, FOUP Chair, at GOERT 2017 [November 17-2017]

At the 13th Annual GOERT Research Colloquium, Margaret Lidkea, Chair, Friends of Uplands Park, presented on the Canada 150 BioBlitz that was held at Uplands Park, on April 22, 2017, as part of the Canada 150 BioBlitz events. FOUP hosted this at Uplands Park’s Garry Oak ecosystem on behalf of GOERT.

The PDF of Margaret’s PPT presentation can be viewed at FOUP ML Biolblitz GOERT 2017 PRESENTATION 7.

Background web pages can be viewed at

Some photos from the Uplands Park BioBlitz. Photos from Margaret’s PPT presentation:

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