A BioBlitz brings together taxonomic experts, citizen scientists and the general public to inventory all species (plants, animals, fungi and more) in a particular area over a 24 hour period. Participants record all the organisms they find, then experts verify their identity. As the Blitz proceeds and after it is done, the species records are compiled into a single data set- our species list. This resource represents all species sighted or collected from each of the flagship Ontario BioBlitz events hosted under the Ontario BioBlitz program. Records include observations or collections from the following BioBlitz events: Rouge Watershed BioBlitz 2012, Rouge Watershed BioBlitz 2013, Humber Watershed BioBlitz 2014, and Don Watershed BioBlitz 2015. Species records may be modified as further information becomes available. Visit our website at to learn more about the Ontario BioBlitz program!

The collection was established in 2012-06-15 and ceased acquisitions in present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia, Eubacteria, Fungi and Protista.

Geographic range

Data included in this release was collected from the Rouge River Watershed, Humber River Watershed, and Don River Watershed, from the Greater Toronto area of Ontario. Sector information is provided in the DwC file.

The western most extent of the collection is: -94.070000°

The eastern most extent of the collection is: -78.200000°

The northern most extent of the collection is: 55.910000°

The southern most extent of the collection is: 43.380000°

Number of specimens in the collection

Of these 5,414 are databased. This represents of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

Usage statistics

Metadata last updated on 2017-09-29 23:31:41.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the Canadensys Collections Click to view all records for the Ontario BioBlitz Species Records collection

No records are available for viewing in the Canadensys Collections.

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