The PDF of GOERT’s Proceedings of the 13th Research Colloquium: New Ways of Understanding Garry Oak Ecosystems have now been published.
PDF Summary available at GOERT_Proceedings_2017_Optimized.
Margaret Lidkea, Chair of the Friends of Uplands Park, presented at this GOERT Colloquium, and presented the FOUP experience as participants in the Canada 150 BioBlitz that took place at Uplands Park in April 2017.
Proceedings also posted on the GOERT Website at http://www.goert.ca/activities/2018/01/proceedings-of-goert-13th-research-colloquium-2017/
Meet at entrance to Cattle Pt. Saturday, April 22, 2017. Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Press Release Excerpt: On Saturday, April 22nd —Earth Day—teams of plant, insect and wildlife experts will be taking part in a 24-hour race to inventory as many species as possible at three, key Garry Oak sites in Victoria, BC, sharing their findings and techniques with the general public, leading guided tours of these sensitive sites and helping to identify species in photos uploaded by the public to iNaturalist.org .
The public is invited to help join in the biggest and most accessible national wildlife inventory in Canada, with a special focus on Victoria’s endangered Garry Oak ecosystems. From 9am to 1pm, the public will be invited to join in on guided tours though the sites, learn from expert naturalists about these special ecosystems and take their own photos of the species they encounter to add to the inventory.
Members of the public can use a smartphone and the iNaturalist app (available on iTunes or Google Play) to take a photo along with a GPS coordinate and upload an observation to the online iNaturalist database, contributing to baseline information of Canada’s wildlife. Users without a smartphone can submit their observations online at iNaturalist.org .
Special activities and events for kids will also be available to help engage our future “citizen scientists”.
Full Victoria BioBlitz Press Release: Victoria Bioblitz Press Release pre-event 2017-04-03
PDF of Poster: Victoria Bioblitz Digital Poster
PDF of Poster BioBlitzVictoria_Save-the-Date_V4