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General News · 16th April 2017
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BioBlitz 2017 is a 24 hour survey of the Children’s Forest, to determine its biological diversity.

For all you insect aficionados… get ready to BioBlitz with:
* Claudia & Darren Copley – Royal BC Museum entomologists and research associates!
* Robb Bennett – Entomologist and B.C.’s spider expert!
* Libby & Rick Avis – Citizen scientists and moth identification experts!
* Charlene Wood & Zaid Jumean – Entomologists working in classification and conservation of beetles!
This is going to be one brilliant bug BioBlitz!!!
Stay tuned for our complete schedule of events!

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 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 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. Check us out at
Don't forget to post to iNaturalist
Comment by okellhammer on 20th April 2017
Don't forget to post your sightings to the iNaturalist Cortes Island Biodiversity project. This helps track regional and global population and biodiversity trends. All you need is a digital image. You can download the free app to post from the field or just use the website to upload your sightings. What we find on Cortes is of global significance and even if you aren't sure about what is you found, scientists from all over check this site and help with identification. Here is the link: