City Nature Challenge this weekend! Friday - Monday -- ready?!? We need you!

The weather should be nice. The critters and plants are gonna be out. Let's document EVERYTHING! City Nature Challenge - April 26-29... Any observation made within DFW (10 counties around DFW: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise) will automatically count... Must be uploaded before May 5th. WE (Nature in DFW) NEED YOU!

Lots of events going on, although you don't have to attend any of these to participate:
Friday, 26 April:
Tarleton State University Fort Worth Campus Bioblitz: 9 am – 5 pm *
Coyote Loop in Burleson: noon – 3 PM *
UT Dallas Monarch Waystation (meet at gazebo): 11 am - 1 pm
Windmill Garden at Brookhaven College: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
LLELA bioblitz: 2 pm - 8:30 pm
Mothing at Mockingbird Nature Park, Midlothian: 8 pm - 10 pm *
Bat BioBlitz in Parr Park, Grapevine: 7:30 pm - 9 pm

Saturday, 27 April:
Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center, Irving: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Parr Park, Grapevine, how to use iNat and bioblitz: 9 am - 11 am
Dogwood Canyon bioblitz at Cedar Ridge Preserve: 9 am – noon
Dallas Parks and Rec BioBlitz at Gatewark Park on Jim Miller Road: 9 am – noon *
Blackland Prairie Conservatory and Atelier in Dallas: 10 am - noon
SouthWest Nature Preserve: 2 pm - 5 pm
LLELA bioblitz and mothing: 7:30 am - midnight *
Fort Worth Nature Center NatureCon: 9 am – 3 pm
Coppell Nature Park: 10 am - noon

Sunday, 28 April:
Twelve Hills, Dallas: 10 am - noon
Heard Museum, McKinney: 1 pm – 3 pm
Meadowmere Park in Grapevine bioblitz: 1 pm - 4 pm
Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area, Dallas: 1 pm – 3 pm
Chisholm Trail Community Park in Fort Worth: 2 pm – 5 pm

Monday, 29 April:
Frisco Commons Park :8:15 am - 9:15 am

I hope hope hope that you will participate. It'll be great fun!

Also, very important here: this data is going to be used. We can monitor the biodiversity around DFW, we can see where and when species exist, we can see which areas have high/low amounts of natural variety. I promise that we also use it to show the policy makers and public land managers this biodiversity AND the people that care about it. They recognize a constituency. So, yes, we need you big time. I hope you'll participate! :)

Feel free to reach out to me @sambiology,,, or my cell: 214 215 5605

Publicado el 24 de abril de 2019 15:32 por sambiology sambiology


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Lotsa tags! :) Let others know if I didn't tag them!

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 4 años

@mekelle @elexxus_h I know y'all aren't going home this weekend, y'all should forsake the Austin and Houston people by driving to Weatherford and making some observations :P

Publicado por madisong hace más de 4 años

@sambiology you know I'm not much of a participator…. I guess I "could" make an observation or two in that time frame..... Ha!

Publicado por oddfitz hace más de 4 años

Totally stoked! My back pack and camera are ready, as are my sneakers and boots. It is looking like a rain free event for DFW.🤞🏻
Let the fun and craziness begin! 🤪 Take your chigger and mosquito repellents! Stay hydrated!
Let's all have some fun exploring and be safe.

Publicado por walkingstick2 hace más de 4 años

I'll be making two nature walk presentations at the Fort Worth Nature Center on 27 April. See you there!

Publicado por bob777 hace más de 4 años

Cameras ready, batteries charged.

Publicado por rmorgan hace más de 4 años

Can't wait! I'll be at the LLELA

Publicado por rangertreaty50 hace más de 4 años

You know I'm in.

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Publicado por fratto hace más de 4 años

Charging my batteries and packing my bags tonight. Just need to inventory my snacks and clear my camera memory cards. Let's do this. DFW for the win!!

Publicado por brentano hace más de 4 años
Publicado por annikaml hace más de 4 años

@sambiology Sam, what are the * for in the events list? I'm looking forward to this weekend! I'll be out Friday and Saturday

Publicado por sara39 hace más de 4 años

No real reason for the * -- those are the ones that I'm going to! ;)

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 4 años

Asterix is secret code that he embeds in his posts.

Publicado por brentano hace más de 4 años

@sambiology Is that Saturday LLELA bioblitz really 7:30am to midnight? That's a heck of a day (and night)!

Publicado por tadamcochran hace más de 4 años

Yeah! Check out the schedule!!!

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 4 años

Looking forward to it! Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists are holding a BioBlitz Event at Erwin Park on Saturday,10-3, focused on iNaturalist training. Should be lots of fun! I'm hoping to catch some pollinator activity at my house on one of the other two days. Maybe drop in at Bonnie Wenk Park too.

At current count, we have 44 chapter members on iNaturalist. myself, lisa281, rick57, jsuplick, butterflies4fun, kb5won, sara39, christina2019, jwg0101, jdjames, klwelty, gardeneratlaw, plantpowergirl09, txstack, freedomfarm, earthpsalts, tshack, greghayden39, stlester, texmel, sbwag18, axelholly, nicehell, dlynch15, alexd50, lshepstew, lnixon54, susan7532, rhondasanchez, susanaber, dmort, sjenn55, pnapper, lauri13, tdiamond, nicknixon, berkegirlbptmn, karenjohnson1, beckyschwemmer, wadesc, nancyaron, chase51, tiffanycheri, and l3af.

Publicado por vadalton hace más de 4 años

Thanks for the heads up! I will be attending EarthX at Fair Park and will keep my eyes open... now that I know about the blitz I will try to get out a bit beyond that too.

Publicado por jilldevito hace más de 4 años

New Zealand has already started! ;)

Also, here's the fun leaderboard for ALL of the cities:

And here's the leaderboard for the TX cities:

It'll be fun to watch!

Publicado por sambiology hace más de 4 años

Hope to see you at the Tarleton Campus bioblitz event! I have been wanting to explore that prairie😊

Publicado por lpenn hace más de 4 años

Thanks Sam! We'll be leading walks at Southwest Nature Preserve (Arlington) Saturday afternoon. & I'm hoping to get around to a few other places over the weekend....maybe Blackland Prairie Nature Preserve (if chiggers aren't too bad), Thora Hart Park, etc. Have fun & stay safe y'all....for Nature!

Publicado por postoak hace más de 4 años

I think I'm going to be at Crystal Canyon for a little while Sunday. Should be some good pictures, I hope.

Publicado por fratto hace más de 4 años

Ready!! Go Team DFW!! 🐸🐸

Publicado por jillnugent hace más de 4 años

We're getting first place this year!

Publicado por rangertreaty50 hace más de 4 años

@sambiology, game on!

Publicado por hollywesberry hace más de 4 años

@sambiology Thanks or reminding me yesterday buddy! I will add all the aquatic species possible :) High water is going to make it interesting. ;)

Publicado por wilddallas hace más de 4 años

Family in from Wisconsin, so this morning I made them download the iNat app and hike with me for 4 hours while we made observations. I think I've got them hooked!

Publicado por naturemom hace más de 4 años

Thank you for including me, Sam. Made a trip to Josey Ranch in Carrollton this morning and just posted my pics.'Deborah

Publicado por dhutch2018 hace más de 4 años

If anyone is available on Monday to help with some aquatic sampling let me know! I have "hot" areas for biodiversity in many corners of the metroplex so i can accomodate different areas if i have extra hands. Two people in addition to myself would be ideal. I have extra dipnets and a seine i could use some help using :). Send me a message on here or text Will at 214-693-0602. We can add a couple dozen species in a day easy!

Publicado por wilddallas hace más de 4 años

When is the cutoff for uploads and ids?

Publicado por lovebirder hace más de 4 años

Before May 5th, per original post by Sam above

Publicado por lpenn hace más de 4 años

Thanks! I guess I didn't look good enough. We'll all be exhausted when this is done, but I love all the hard work folks are putting in on IDs!

Publicado por lovebirder hace más de 4 años

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