Journal archives for October 2021

October 06, 2021

2022 Bioblitz planning

If anyone would like to propose future Texas area bioblitz locations for 2022, feel free to comment here or private message. Proposed locations must have overnight facilities (with restrooms) onsite or nearby. Most state parks might not be ideal because they're extremely crowded on weekends and require reservations months in advance for camping.

Also, I think it might be a good idea to avoid areas of moderate to severe drought when possible.

This Google map documents location of past, planned, and potential bioblitz gatherings:

Scheduled 2022 events:
  • April 8-10: Timberlake Field Station
  • April 29-May 2: City Nature Challenge
  • May 6-8: Indian Creek Ranch [Identify modal]
  • May 21st: Austin bioblitz: Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
  • June 4-5: Lance's place (Erath Co.)--Lance, the owner of this private property, will host folks for an overnight stay (tent or car camping).
  • Fall 2022 or Spring 2023: I'd like to do something along the coast and am looking into locations that have overnight facilities on-site or nearby. Camp Mauritz might be available ($4 per person which includes restrooms, showers, and pavilion). This seems like the best "headquarters" for a gathering along the central coast (none of the WMAs allow camping). But need to identify places to access for coastal observations--perhaps Powderhorn WMA)
  • October 20-23: Master Naturalist annual meeting in Houston

Potential 2022/2023 event locations:

Posted on October 06, 2021 03:30 by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 32 comments | Leave a comment