Victoria Bioblitz April 22, 2017!

Beacon Hill Park

Organizers chill before the counting begins: Jon Wiersma (CWF), Catherine Keogen (UVic), Elizabeth Gammell, (CWF), Garry Oak, Val Schaefer (UVic), and Britten Jacob-Schram (UVic), in Beacon Hill Park.

Uplands Park and Cattle Point

Margaret Lidkea (Friends of Uplands Park), Octavio Cruz (UVic, in red hat), and friends on the foreshore.

University of Victoria

Jake Muntz (UVic) and friends at the University of Victoria Camas meadow.

 

BioBlitz Victoria

Camas field with Uncommon White FlowerComing on Earth Day, April 22, 2017 – GOERT and the RNS Program will be holding BioBlitzes at Beacon Hill Park, Uplands Park/Cattle Point, and the University of Victoria campus. This is a 24-hour event allows you to be a citizen scientist, with experts identifying species present in the field. There will be activities for the general public including kids from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events

The following are presentations and a course soon to be given by Val Schaefer:

Restoration of Natural Systems Program 20th Anniversary Celebration October 14, 2016.

Urban Tree Walk October 17, 2016. Fairfield. 10:00-12:00.

Urban Tree Walk. October 24, 2016. James Bay. 10:00-12:00

ER331 Urban Restoration and Sustainable Agriculture November 9-13 2016. A 5-day intensive course held on the University of Victoria campus.

Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team Colloquium November 18, 2016.

 

Presentations at Society for Ecological Restoration International Conference in Manchester, England

Val  presented two papers at the upcoming SERI 2015 conference in Manchester, August 23-27. In the Soils in Restoration Ecology 1 session on the morning of Tuesday, August 25th he will present on “Soil micro-arthropods as indicator species to determine when a planting on a degraded site has become a functional ecological community.  On the afternoon of August 25 he will present in the Education 3 session on “Using problem-based learning to teach ecological restoration: Three examples.”