Michelle Connally, 2018
Bring the entire family and neighborhood to our 2nd Annual Mothing event with Kimberlie Sasan at the Connemara Meadow Preserve.
Crosstimbers Master Naturalist Kimberlie Sasan will help us identify the Lepidoptera family and report our sightings to iNaturalist.
Hope to see you there when the sun goes down at approximately 8:30 PM.
AT – 2nd Annual BPTMN Chapter Mothing Event
July 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
BPTMN’s 2nd Annual Mothing Event
Hello BPTMN Members!
To celebrate National Moth Week, the Blackland Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is hosting its 2nd Annual Mothing Event. We will meet on the evening of July 22nd from 8-10:30p in the Pecan Grove at The Connemara Meadow. Several Master Naturalists will be setting up mothing equipment so you can have a fun and educational evening in the meadow.
Our special guest, Kimberlie Sason, will be on hand to lead this Mothing Event. Kimberlie is a Texas Master Naturalist and Master Entomology Specialist who recently presented at our July In-Person Deep Dive on “How to Identify Moths” and has celebrated Mothing Week with us since 2021.
Event: 2nd Annual BPTMN Mothing Event
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023
Time: 8:00-10:30 PM
- Several Master Naturalists will be setting up mothing equipment so you can have a fun and educational evening in the meadow.
- Texas Master Naturalist and Master Entomology Specialist, Kimberlie Sason, will be on hand to lead the event.
- This is a family-friendly event sponsored by our chapter. Your friends and family are welcome to join you in the Pecan Grove.
- There is no cost to attend.
- Connemara Meadow Manager Bob Mione has suggested that chapter members who’ve never been to the Connemara Meadow consider taking a few practice-runs to find the parking areas before the event on the 22nd.
- It will be dark at the conclusion of this event. Be sure to bring a flashlight to help you find your way back to your vehicle.
- While we are experiencing very hot weather, we will be meeting in the evening and the Meadow is a very pleasant place to visit at night.
- Many thanks to Bob Mione and The Connemara Meadow for making this event possible.
Location/Parking: There are three parking options to choose from. CLICK HERE or Scroll DOWN for instructions and maps.
For those who’ve never been to the Connemara Meadow, here’s a link with more information: www.connemaraconservancy.org.
Dress: Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes; long-sleeved shirts are recommended, as well as any attire appropriate for the weather. Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.
Bring: Drinking water, insect repellant, flashlight to help you find the way back to your parked vehicle.
Contact: Michelle Connally – email@example.com.
Logging AT: Approved for AT for length of event to be logged as: AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-Approved Training with “Second Annual BPTMN Mothing Event at Connemara Meadow” in the training description box.
Link(s) for more information:https://connemaraconservancy.org/: 2nd Annual Blackland Prairie Chapter Mothing Event with Kimberlie Sasan at Connemara Preserve
Parking Option 1: This is a parking lane at the intersection of Greensboro Drive and Albright Drive, Plano, TX 75025. The parking lane is next to the Connemara Meadow. After parking, walk down the slight hill to the sidewalk, take a right and follow the path right into the Meadow.
Parking Option 2: This is the Alma Parking Area for Connemara, and the entrance is on the opposite side of Alma Drive across from the intersection of Alma Drive and Tatum Drive, Allen, TX 75013. Please don’t turn onto Tatum Dr., rather turn into the Connemara parking area, park your vehicle, and walk down the gravel path, across the bridge and into the Meadow. There will be signs.
Parking Option 3: This is the parking area at Suncreek Park, 601 Alma Drive, Allen, TX 75013. This parking area may be crowded if there is a Cricket game going on, but it’s worth checking out. If there is no Cricket game happening, there are many parking spots available here. If you park here, simply walk down the paved path (next to the creek and go East on the path) into the Meadow.