Ojibway Prairie BioBlitz – July 18, 2015

In partnership with the City of Windsor and the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club, the DRCC participated in the 2015 BioBlitz on July 18, 2015. Despite soaring temperatures, the BioBlitz attracted over 60 experts and hundreds of amateur volunteers who came to identify as many species (including fungi, lichens, plants, fish, birds and insects) as possible within a 24-hour period. The public had the opportunity to join expert-guided hikes and kids got up close and personal with Wild Ontario’s live birds and Sciensational Sssnakes hands-on exhibit. The BioBlitz encompassed the Ojibway Prairie Remnants, including Ojibway Shores on the Detroit River, in the City of Windsor and town of LaSalle. We won’t have a final tally for several months but one new species of fly for Canada has already been identified. Stay tuned!


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