Journal archives for June 2022

June 07, 2022

BioSurvey in Carrollton - TC Rice Nature Area, June 11, 9 AM - noonish

Hey all!

Just giving updates on an upcoming bioblitz/biosurvey in Carrollton this Saturday (June 11) from 9 AM to noon. Here's some more information about the location...

TC Rice Is a 260+ acre floodplain area nestled below the 35E and 121 overpasses on the SE corner. The City of Carrollton is going to decide how to manage and what to do with this land soon. So, ideally, we want to show them that there's a lot of biodiversity here!

Here's the exact pin location via google maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/TC+Rice+Nature+Area/@32.9958247,-96.9495472,602m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x6a1b785f996dec93!2sTC+Rice+Nature+Area!8m2!3d32.9954811!4d-96.9497986!3m4!1s0x0:0x6a1b785f996dec93!8m2!3d32.9954811!4d-96.9497986
Here's the GPS:
32.995659, -96.949330

More directions:
There is 1 small road from the Northbound access rd just north of Frankford and 35E.
Directions from Denton:
Go South on 35E
Exit Frankford
Loop around to head 35E northbound. Stay on access road, and look for BioBlitz marker signs.
Directions from Dallas: northbound 35E. Exit Whitlock, stay on access road and head north. Pass Frankford, and look for BioBlitz signs on your right.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, let me know! You can text me: 214 215 5605 or toss me a message here or an email: sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov

Posted on June 07, 2022 08:53 PM by sambiology sambiology | 23 comments | Leave a comment

June 28, 2022

Mothing in July! Events in/around DFW.

I love July mothing. Sure, it's crazy hot and dry usually, but the bugs (of all kinds!) sure do show up at the lights! We've got a few events to celebrate national moth week too (https://nationalmothweek.org/).

Here are the black-lighting/mothing events that I know of in/around the Dallas/Fort Worth area in July. If you know of others, let me know!

All of these are from 8 to late -- I'll usually come an hour or so before to set up.

July 1 - Cedar Hill State Park ($7 park access fee)

July 23 - Spring Creek Preserve in Garland (if you're able to carpool, great -- expect a crowd here!) https://springcreekforest.org/

July 25 - River Legacy Park in Arlington https://www.arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/moth_night_2022

July 29 - John Bunker Sands in Seagoville ($10 fee, or free if you bring some mothing gear!!!) https://www.wetlandcenter.com/events_list.html

July 30 - Acton Nature Center, east of Granbury https://actonnaturecenter.org/programs-and-projects/

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! And, feel free to toss me a text: 214 215 5605

Posted on June 28, 2022 03:24 PM by sambiology sambiology | 31 comments | Leave a comment