Become A Citizen Scientist — Join Us On A Bioblitz!
A BioBlitz is a community event that engages the public and gives youth and adults the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Typically, an event will run for 12 to 24 hours with a group of volunteer experts, naturalists and enthusiasts cataloguing the plant and animal species in a specified area. At each official CWF BioBlitz event, we offer giveaways such as magnifying glasses, notepads and more. We also provide an iPad so that BioBlitz results can be logged via iNaturalist, and participants are encouraged to use LeafSnap, a CWF-supplied smartphone application that identifies tree species and uploads their locations to a central server.
A BioBlitz does not provide a complete inventory of a given property. Instead, it provides a general “snap-shot” of the species and biodiversity found in the area. Complete inventories recording all species present in a given area is not possible due to a number of reasons including the sheer number of potential species in a given area, species are only active or observable during certain parts of the years and species experts may be unavailable.