October 25, 2018

Huge Thank You

I know it has been a while since I posted a update on here. The last two years have been amazing with the volunteer efforts out at HSM. The prairie restoration effort is coming along nicely, and it is complimented with the data that some regulars do all the time, and the efforts during the BioBlitz events. Please keep it up, the volunteers are doing an awesome job.

Brett Johnson
Dallas Park and Recreation Department
Sr. Env. Coor./Urban Biologist

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September 28, 2016

BioBlitz on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 9 am - noon!

Dallas Park & Recreation BioBlitz

What is a BioBlitz? A certified Wildlife Biologist, Master Naturalists, and scientists will help community members locate and identify different species of vegetation and wildlife within the park using the iNaturalist app. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. What to Bring: Water bottle, backpack, binoculars, hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellent, smartphone with iNaturalist app downloaded, and your curiosity!

Parking available along Arborside Drive.

Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

This is part of a larger effort from Texas Parks and Wildlife to identify pollinators throughout the state.
Texas pollinators need our help.

The monarch population across the Eastern United States, Canada, and Mexico has declined by nearly 80% over the past 20 years. Besides monarchs, 30 native pollinator/flower-visiting species (bees, butterflies, and moths) are designated as Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Pollinators (butterflies, bees and moths, bats, hummingbirds, wasps, flies, and beetles) sustain native plant species, human food crops, and even crops for livestock. Let’s help each other learn about pollinators and pollinator habitat. Let’s encourage planting of native, nectar-producing plants and pollinator gardens in communities, schools and backyards across Texas.

Posted on September 28, 2016 17:56 by sambiology sambiology | 17 comments | Leave a comment