Whistler Naturalists

Address

Whistler Naturalists Society
PO Box 845
Whistler, BC  V0N 1B0

Contact

WhistlerNaturalists [at] gmail.com

© 2019 Whistler Naturalists

BioBlitz

About

BioBlitz is a 24-hour race against the clock to count as many species as possible––mammals, birds, plants, frogs, fish, bugs––you name it. A BioBlitz introduces people to real (and fun) science and the amazing diversity surrounding us. The concept of BioBlitz was created by Harvard biodiversity icon E.O. Wilson to raise awareness of the huge diversity of animals and plants, even in developed areas. Since its creation, annual BioBlitzes have spread throughout North America. The Whistler Naturalists are proud to have presented the first BioBlitz here in 2007.


The BioBlitz targets alpine and valley ecosystems across Whistler.  Results from the BioBlitz will contribute to the Whistler Biodiversity Project, a multi-year, multi-group effort to catalogue and protect our native biodiversity.

One quote from a BioBlitz participant and mother summarizes the spirit of the event:

 

“If I had attended an event like this when I was his age,” pointing to her four year-old son who was busily sorting moths in one of the entomologist’s pans, “I probably would have become a scientist. I just never knew that anything like this existed.”

Past Events
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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who made our 13th annual BioBlitz a success—an event to highlight and research the rich biodiversity in our area. First, to the quality and quantity of over 60 scientists and volunteers, some of who are the best in B.C. in their field. 

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The Whistler Naturalists’ 12th annual BioBlitz was a success June 7-10 thanks to our hardy scientists who persevered through Junuary weather.  We were so pleased to host over 70 local and visiting scientists whose combined caliber continues to amaze us. 

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The Whistler Naturalists' 11th annual (and Canada's longest-running) BioBlitz was a huge success, thanks to the quality and quantity of over 70 scientists and volunteers. 

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The Whistler Naturalists' 10th annual (and Canada's longest-running) BioBlitz was a huge success, thanks to the quality and quantity of over 70 scientists and volunteers.

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The Whistler Naturalists’ 9th annual Whistler BioBlitz: Sea-to-Sky Edition was a huge success, thanks to the great weather and the quality and quantity of over 90 scientists and volunteers.

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The Whistler Naturalists’ 8th annual Whistler BioBlitz was a huge success, thanks to the great weather and the quality and quantity of scientists and volunteers. This year’s BioBlitz attracted 65 of BC’s top scientists and nature educators!

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The 7th annual Whistler BioBlitz at Alpha Lake Park was a huge success, thanks to the great weather and the quality and quantity of scientists. This year’s BioBlitz attracted 65 of BC’s top scientists and nature educators!