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General News · 4th April 2017
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A BioBlitz is a 24 hour survey of a given place, to determine its biological diversity.
The place? The Children's Forest!

Who will be there?
*Frank Boas, AKA moss man... returns!
*Christian Gronau, AKA bat man... making a special crepuscular appearance!
*DFO joining... to inventory fish species!
*Two of Cortes Island's finest naturalists will also be in the field with us... Rex Weyler and George Sirk!

And for all you insect aficionados - have we got a surprise for you! Stay tuned...

Our Bioblitz 2017 portal will be Carrington Bay Park campsite.
Families joining in the Community Campout, Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, are asked to please register with us, to best understand logistics. Please e-mail to register.
Parents, with participating children are responsible for them, while in camp, throughout the weekend. Scheduled field activities from noon Saturday, April 29 through noon Sunday, April 30 will be supervised by the FTCCIS.

Come for the day; come for the weekend!
Join us in celebrating the Children's Forest!

BioBlitz 2017 is sponsored by the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society/ FTCCIS.
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Don't forget to post to iNaturalist
Comment by okellhammer on 12th April 2017
Hey there bioblitzers:
Don't forget to post your observations to the Cortes Island Biodiversity project on
Here is the link:
INaturalist has become the standard for posting biodiversity sightings world-wide and it helps track global trends in the populations of species. You can post rare or common, identified, or identified, dead or alive, droppings, scat or tracks! e-mail me if there are any questions. Thanks much!