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(VH) Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

October 1 - October 17

Hi there, Master Naturalists!

Just when you thought you had finished the fall bioblitz events, there’s another one!  The Texas Pollinator BioBlitz.  The event started on October 1 and finishes on October 17.  It is not too late to join this iNaturalist project and document all the pollinators you can find in Collin and contiguous counties.  Check out the Daily Challenge List that will give you ideas for finding plants and pollinators that may unfamiliar to you.

Event:  Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

Dates:   October 1-17, 2021

Time:  You Choose!

Description:  Pollinators and the plants that rely on them are a critical foundation for our native ecosystems and food supply. From October 1-17, 2021, we’re celebrating the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds, bats, and other animals that serve as pollinators. Your observations can help us learn more about these organisms and help us manage their habitats and populations for future generations. This iNaturalist project will focus on Texas animal pollinators and the plants they pollinate.

Participation:

  • Register: Sign up to receive suggested photographic challenges, event information, and more during the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz.
  • Join the 2021 Texas Pollinator BioBlitz iNaturalist project. By posting your images you contribute to citizen science and national pollinator data. You can attempt to ID your photos and biologists will confirm or make suggestions to identification for species posted.
  • Need inspiration? Use this daily challenge list to help you find new pollinators or pollinating plants each day!

Location:  BPTMN member observations are limited to Collin and contiguous counties.

Dress:  Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes; long-sleeved shirts are recommended.  Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.

Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and face mask (just in case)

Logging VH:

Time spent making observations and uploading photos should be logged under BPTMN: Blackland Prairie iNaturalist Project: TMN Field Research hours.

Time spent curating and making ID’s should be logged as BPTMN: Blackland Prairie iNaturalist Project: Species ID and Curation (non-field work)Hours spend editing and uploading photos may not exceed time spent in the field making observations.

Reminder: No more than 12 hours may be logged in one or more VH/AT opportunities per day

Links for more information:

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/2021-texas-pollinator-bioblitz

https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/bioblitz

Details

Start:
October 1
End:
October 17
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