Journal archives for May 2021

May 07, 2021

Blacklighting at LLELA - Saturday, May 15th, 7 pm until late!

Hey all,

Lots of great observations for the CNC, and I know so many folks really went all out! Wonderful stuff. Instead of resting, why not get lots of more observations?!? :)

I know @pfau_tarleton has a gathering planned for the weekend of May 15th, but for those of us that aren't able to make it, we'll do an evening of black-lighting at LLELA. It'll be interesting to see some of the overlapping species that we document in both locations.

If you'd like to come, meet at the greenhouse at LLELA close to the Jones St. entrance at around 7 pm. Here is the exact map location:
33°03'43.7"N 96°59'20.3"W
33.062126, -96.988968
https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B003'43.7%22N+96%C2%B059'20.3%22W/@33.0621305,-96.9911567,927m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x9d531440da7e0b1c!2sLLELA+Nature+Preserve!8m2!3d33.06209!4d-96.97958!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d33.062126!4d-96.9889677

I'll wear a mask when close to others -- especially at the sheets. So, if you wouldn't mind, please have a mask handy as you get close to others. We'll hopefully have quite a few stations, so there will be places to spread out.

In the past, we've had some really good mothing in this location, so fingers crossed for some reasonable weather!

I'm always leaving folks off of the tag list, so please, tag others!

Posted on May 07, 2021 22:10 by sambiology sambiology | 19 comments | Leave a comment

May 14, 2021

Who can document the most invasive species in TX???

Thanks to @aenglandbiol , we've got a new competition! Let's see who can document the MOST invasive species in Texas!!! :)

Here's Angela's post:

Get Ready! The 2021 Texas Invasive Species Bioblitz Starts Saturday, May 15!
Now that the City Nature Challenge is over, are you looking for another reason to use iNaturalist?

Saturday May 15 through Sunday May 22 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. This is a perfect opportunity for the Texas Invasive Species Bioblitz via iNaturalist.

In 2020, we had 3,104 observations of 121 species. There were 867 observers, and 299 identifiers.
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/texas-invasive-species-bioblitz-2020

Let's see if we can beat that this year!
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/texas-invasive-species-bioblitz-2021

If you have previously submitted records of invasive plants, you might want to return to the same place and take a new observation, and mention in your notes if you think the population is expanding, contracting, or changing, and if any attempted control efforts may have had an effect. You can include a link to those previous records too.

Any observations of species from the project list that are made in Texas May 15-22, 2021 will be automatically added to this project. It's a pretty extensive species list. If you're not sure if your organism is on it, go ahead and make the observation and if it is confirmed to be on the list, it'll count!

Happy hunting!

Posted on May 14, 2021 21:01 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment