TKC Summer BioBlitz 2021
How many species of flora and fauna can we find between July 31st and August 8th within the TKC Focal Area?
How to participate: take photos of any plant or wildlife that you come across within the TKC Focal Area between July 31st and August 8th and submit to iNaturalist.
If you are new to iNaturalist, click the button below. Make sure to download the app if you wish to submit observations right from your mobile device!
View sightings: you can view all the sightings for the bioblitz on iNaturalist at the button below. You can join the bioblitz project by clicking the join button in the top right corner.
Win some prizes: everyone who submits at least 10 observations during the course of the bioblitz will be entered in a draw to win some prizes. After you have submitted your observations, please email email@example.com with your name, iNaturalist username, and contact info to get your name in the draw. Please send in your email no later than August 9th to be included.
Ideas for where to explore:
- If you live within the TKC Focal Area, your yard is a great place to start. You might be surprised how much biodiversity there is right around your house. Even a walk down the road might produce some interesting finds.
- The Foster Parkland and Walking Trails are a series of hiking trails that are open to the public, located at The Kensington Conservation Centre (69 Boyer Drive) in Desbarats. They are moderate in difficulty, so they may not be appropriate for everyone, but a wide range of species can be found throughout them.
- You could book a guided tour on a TKC nature preserve, such as the Black Hole Preserve, Archibald Homestead, or Ripple Rock Preserve. Contact us at 705-782-2200 if you are interested. Staff will have limited availability, so we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
- There are a number of public parks within the TKC Focal Area including WI Park in Richards Landing, Stribling Point Park in St. Joseph Township, Forbes Community Park in Hilton Beach, and WI Park in Tarbutt Township.
- Find a piece of Crown land and go exploring! You can use the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas to find one.