May 3 - May 5
The Mayne Island Conservancy along with the Galiano Conservancy will be hosting our first Bioblitz for Mayne and Galiano Islands May 3-5, 2019.
A Bioblitz is a concentrated, multi-disciplinary inventory of biological organisms in a defined geographic area. It is designed to improve knowledge of species presence and increase awareness of the diversity of these species as well as any that are rare or endangered.
The Conservancy will be using this expanded knowledge to improve its restoration programs, walkabouts and conservation work both in the forested and marine ecosystems of the island. We expect to have both experts for land based inventories as well as divers exploring the marine areas around both islands.
There will also be a community component where members of the community can go on walks with experts, go the central area to be set up and see the specimens being identified, bring specimens to identify or to participate in other activities including microscopes for detailed viewing.
Mark your calendars for May 3-5, 2019.