The third annual Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System BioBlitz is on Sept. 20 and 21, 2019. The event brings together experts, citizen scientists and people like you to discover and document the wonderful biodiversity in our region.
Whether you are an expert naturalist or just want to learn more about the plants and animals calling this area home, there is a place for you at the event.
- Friday, Sept. 20
- Experienced naturalists will be blitzing the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System to identify as many wild things as possible in a 24-hour period.
- Join experts on one of two guided walks starting at 5:30 or 7:30 p.m. to learn how to identify unique plants and animals.
- Saturday, Sept. 21
- Join experts on one of nine guided walks to learn how to identify unique plants and animals. The first walk starts and 7 a.m. and the last walk starts at 1 p.m.
- Check out a plant sale and community pavilion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take Action Burlington! Whether you’re an expert naturalist or a nature fan, visit rbg.ca/bioblitz to register for the 24-hour BioBlitz or the guided walks and help discover what plants and animals call our region home.
About the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System: The EcoPark System is the last intact ecological connection between Lake Ontario wetlands and the Niagara Escarpment, an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is a landscape of protected lands, open spaces, urban development, and other uses at the western tip of Lake Ontario, centred around Cootes Paradise Marsh in Hamilton and Burlington, Ontario. It is an alliance of nine land owning agencies including, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Conservation Halton, Halton Region, City of Hamilton, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, City of Burlington, McMaster University and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Click here for more information about the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System.