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.
#savethepollinators

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 by sambiology sambiology, September 28, 2016 17:56

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This will be a free-for-all explorative bioblitz! There are creeks, forests, pocket prairie, and I'm sure lots of cool critters and plants to observe.

Wanna come?

@annikaml @aguilita @brentano @briang @dfwuw @atassin @nickmdal @cgritz @itmndeborah @zooga1961 @mchlfx @naturenut @kimberlietx @suz @tfandre @rehb @ryan3 @jblinde @rmorgan @wildcarrot @picklepastures @interlibrarylowe @sbetzen @tadamcochran

Posted by sambiology almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Aww, I wish I could join but I'm down in Houston that weekend. Have fun!

Posted by annikaml almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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I just signed up. Looking forward to a fun day.

Posted by rmorgan almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Will try. It's a busy week for me already.

Posted by mchlfx almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Sadly enough can't make it. Class field trip that day for our new master naturalist trainees.

Posted by brentano almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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I can't make it either- on a campout to Caprock to see the full moon.

Posted by itmndeborah almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Sorry, I can't make it - I'll be in Scotland for the whole of October.

Posted by rehb almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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I probably can't make it since I will be gone the next weekend. :(

Posted by kimberlietx almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Sweet! I think I can make it!

Posted by tadamcochran almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by sambiology almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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I can actually make it. Do we need to sign up or just show up? I have monarch tags if that is of interest. Sounds like fun.

Posted by butterflies4fun almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Do I want to come? Yes! but unfortunately there is already a lot going on that day. :-(

Posted by jblinde almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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My calendar is looking better. Thinking I'll make it Sam.

Posted by mchlfx almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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No registration needed -- just come on! :) And it's totally ok if you can't come; trust me, there will be more of these events in the future!

Posted by sambiology almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Do you want the public to participate? Several of my neighbors on NextDoor are showing an interest in bugs, specifically in pollinators. Many live in the neighborhood of Harry S. Moss Park. Do you want me to mention the event on NextDoor?

Posted by annikaml almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Yes yes yes! Tell anyone and everyone. :). Bioblitzes are designated for public engagement. :)

Posted by sambiology almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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I'll be there! :)

Posted by wildcarrot almost 4 years ago (Flag)

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