Cape Breton Highlands National Park to host BioBlitz event this weekend
If you’re curious about plants and animals that live in around us, this might be an event for you.
The Cape Breton Highlands National Park will host a BioBlitz event near Freshwater Lake in Ingonish this weekend.
A BioBlitz features scientists and citizens teaming up to find as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time.
BioBlitz events provide participants with an opportunity to explore and discover new plants and animals, while gaining an understanding of nature and local ecosystems as well as learning about species at risk.
The two-day event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday before wrapping up around 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Local residents and visitors can get involved in the program by participating in one or more species surveys with a scientistled group or attend drop-in activities taking place throughout the weekend.
Parks Canada will host BioBlitz events across the country this year in support of BioBlitz Canada 150 — a Canadian heritage signature Canada 150 initiative led by the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
BioBlitz events contribute to the protection of Parks Canada’s heritage places, through exploring a site’s biodiversity and creating meaningful experiences for Canadians to connect to special places.
Over the past two years, participants across Canada have discovered one new type of mushroom, eight types of bats and 33 new plants through BioBlitz events.
To register for one or more species surveys with a scientistled team visit eventbrite.ca and search Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
“BioBlitz events contribute to the protection of Parks Canada’s heritage places.”
Seen here are children participating in a recent BioBlitz event hosted by Parks Canada. BioBlitz, an event where scientists and citizens team up to find as much wildlife as possible in a short period of time, will take place this weekend near Freshwater Lake in Ingonish.