(June 15-16) The Kingston Field Naturalists will hold their 20th annual BioBlitz to count plant, animal and other species as a measure of the biodiversity of a local area in June. The event is open to the public and is to be held at the Helen Quilliam Sanctuary of the Kingston Field Naturalists north of Sydenham.
Natural history specialists, amateurs and members of the public will identify and record as many plant and animal species as possible over a 24 hour period. The idea is to set a baseline of the biodiversity for the area. A BioBlitz is a community based initiative linking science, education and public participation. It is a fun and free event. There will be guided walks to learn about a variety of organisms throughout the period. This event fulfills the mandate of the Kingston Field Naturalists to stimulate public interest in nature and to acquire and provide knowledge of natural history.
The BioBlitz program including the times of the various guided walks as well as additional information may be found on the Kingston Field Naturalists website at: www.kingstonfieldnaturalists.org