Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Bioblitz – Simmons Nature Reserve

June 11, 2017

| Free

This spring, we launched the Preserving Biodiversity Series to celebrate 20 years of conservation! This series of events promotes biodiversity and the important role of land stewardship in its protection. The series started off with two workshops on species at risk and invasive species identification, control and monitoring. The series will continue with a bioblitz on June 10th and 11th!

A bioblitz is an intensive biological inventory wherein participants survey an area and identify as many things as possible! Members of the public are encouraged to attend these events to better understand the diversity of life that occurs in their backyards. We will have experts join us to help identify flora and fauna and conduct an intensive survey in the morning. In the afternoon, we will host a guided blitz which will be open to the public and you will get the opportunity to explore one of our nature reserves. Experts will bring you to the most exciting areas of the property and be sure to show you any rare observations. This will also be your chance to explore the site and make discoveries of your own!

The second bioblitz will take place at our Simmons Nature Reserve in Caledon East, right on the west side of Airport Road! We will have experts join us to help conduct a thorough inventory of the species on this beautiful nature reserve.

If you are well versed in a particular species group, we need your help! Register as an expert and help identify flora and fauna on this nature reserve. Experts are required to help out with the blitz from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Are you interested in joining us on the guided blitz to learn more about the flora and fauna on the nature reserve? Register for the guided blitz which will start at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Please register online so we can keep track of who will be joining us! We will send you updates about the event as they are confirmed. We are still sorting out some of the details of this event. Please check back or contact us by phone (416-960-8121) or email (rbarnett@escarpment.ca) for more information.


June 11, 2017


Simmons Nature Reserve
Hillard Crescent
Caledon East, Ontario L7C 1R3 Canada


Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy