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(VH) Texas Invasive Species Bioblitz 2020

May 16 - May 23

Hours should be logged under BPTMN: Blackland Prairie iNaturalist Project and they should follow the same safe distancing procedures as used during the CNC.

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As you may know, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Part 2 (May 16-23) starts this weekend. We’ve set up the iNaturalist project “Texas Invasive Species Bioblitz 2020” to automatically collect any iNaturalist observations of invasives in Texas during that time frame. https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/texas-invasive-species-bioblitz-2020

I would love to invite Texas Master Naturalists to participate, since so many of them contributed great observations last year. And like the recent City Nature Challenge, we would love help with identifying species once the week is over!

Help report invasive species in Texas as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) 2020!

Invasive species are everywhere, from back yards to roadsides, gardens to farms, local parks to remote ranches, creeks and lakes and coasts to prairies and woods and mountains. Wherever you are, we want to know what non-native species you’re seeing.

Let’s stay safe from this year’s most-unwelcome non-native: the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. We urge everyone to carefully follow public health guidelines provided by the C.D.C. and local governments. Individual safety and public health are our utmost priority.

You can learn more about any of the invasive species on the list by visiting https://www.texasinvasives.org/ Any observations of species from the project list that are made in Texas May 16-23, 2020 will be automatically added to this project. We’ll announce the results on June 5, 2020.

If you do any related social media posts, please use hashtags #TexasInvasiveSpecies and/or #NISAW.

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Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you!

Angela

Angela E. England, Ph.D.

River Access & Conservation Program

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744

Ofc: 512-389-8750; Work Cell: 512-289-2740

Angela.England@tpwd.texas.gov

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May 16
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May 23
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