What an honour, to be a part of the Canada's nature selfie for our 150th, and to contribute to science through BioBlitz Canada 150 Regina. For 24-hours, on June 9 and 10, over 500 participants came together in Wascana Centre and engaged in 20 different nature activities.
Together, we made over 600 observations, representing 227 (and counting!) species. They were all entered into iNaturalist where they will be rolled up into the national total for the BioBlitz Canada 150 project and help build the world’s largest nature database, in the global roll-up surrounding World Environment Day. Every piece of information on a species – whether it is a photo, sound clip, or GPS location – helps researchers monitor changes in biodiversity and make important conservation decisions. We will continue to enter more species as we go through some of the trail camera images and individual specimens that were gathered during the Bioblitz. Visit the BioBlitz Canada 150: Regina project page to see what was observed!
One of the greatest things to come out of BioBlitz Canada 150: Regina was the opportunity engage with the local community and to share our love of nature with you. Interested in more activities like this one? Subscribe for updates and stay tuned.