[Taxacom] early Bioblitzes

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Thu Jun 22 13:05:43 CDT 2006

John Grehan wrote:
> John Rawlins kindly offered (with permission to post) the following observations on early bioblitzes... we certainly did a large one in 1997 here at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and we openly acknowledge that we were copying the Washington event precisely a year earlier (31 May)...

* and the first Canadian bioblitz was 13-14 June 1997, at the Ottawa
River at Carleton University, Ottawa, sponsored by the Canadian
Biodiversity Institute, after I'd passed the idea, from the Washington
event, to Heather Hamilton.

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