Sometimes we know the least about what is in our own backyard, busying ourselves with the daily grind and not taking the time to stop and look deeper. Despite being a busy waterway and iconic Vancouver feature, we know surprisingly little about the diversity of life in and around False Creek and how human activity may impact this. In summer 2022, the Hakai Institute, Friends of False Creek and the City of Vancouver partnered to organize a bioblitz of False Creek – a communal citizen-science effort to document as many species as possible within a designated location and time period. We’ll update you on some of the findings from the BioBlitz.
We also want to acknowledge other groups we worked with to make the BioBlitz a success: Nature Canada, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Biologica Ltd., Emerald Sea Protection Society, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and UBC.
Colleen Kellogg is a biological oceanographer and research scientist at the Hakai Institute who specializes in using environmental DNA to explore marine biodiversity.
This presentation will be via Zoom Video Conferencing. On the Monday preceding the event, Nature Vancouver members will receive the Zoom link in the weekly e-News. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm. Non-members are welcome and should Email denis@NatureVancouver.ca a few days ahead to register for the link.