11052889_812970625444176_7309017892352164101_nEssex County’s first ever Bioblitz, a biological inventory and awareness program that teams biological experts with local volunteers, was a huge success.  The area of interest was the entire Ojibway Prairie Complex including Ojibway Shores on the Detroit River in Windsor.  Participants studied everything that flies, digs, squirms or grows. Thirty experts and approximately 100 participants set out into the Ojibway Prairie Complex on June 28-29, 2014 to document all flora and fauna they encountered. We found 1119 species (and counting) of flora and fauna, including 12 species never-before recorded in Canada! Forty-Five different orders of organisms were identified; plants and invertebrates made up the largest percentage of species found. Despite lacking experts for a number of species rich groups of organisms (Hymenopterans, Hemipterans, Platyhelminthes, Fungi and others), a large number of taxa were documented by this small, dedicated group. 

To read the full report from the event, click here.  To see many pictures of the event, visit the event’s Facebook page.  A special thanks to all involved!

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