Moth week stuff!

Moth-ers! Some 'mothing' events (I guess I really should call these "black-lighting" because we tend to be just as interested in all of the other bugs that come to the lights...) coming up in July:

July 17 - Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Garland
July 18 - Lochwood Park in Dallas
July 21 - Stephenville - journal post with more info here.
July 22 - John Bunker Sands in Seagoville
July 24 - Acton Nature Center east of Granbury

Should be fun! :)

Posted by sambiology sambiology, June 22, 2021 22:50


@gwaithir just got a fancy phone lens and is now into mothing! And @j_ashman @eivester @devinpedraza @dbaxter

Posted by baxter-slye over 1 year ago (Flag)

Cool! Thanks, Sam!

Posted by lovebirder over 1 year ago (Flag)

This will be fun!

Posted by annikaml over 1 year ago (Flag)

Can't imagine missing any of these. So here's my RSVP.

Posted by brentano over 1 year ago (Flag)

I can make the first two dates but the last couple I will be in Florida and Georgia. We finally got the plans made. Trinity River Audubon will be cool. I have not been out there as of yet. I know I am a bit odd when it comes to traveling locally. Still that will be great and Spring Creek in Garland I have not been to either. I will jot it down on my calendar. Thanks for the heads-up good buddy.

Posted by galactic_bug_man over 1 year ago (Flag)

Looks fun, I'll try to make a mothing event!

Posted by chandlerdavis over 1 year ago (Flag)

I'll try to make them all but might not make the first one. =) Which site have outlets for me to use? I know Acton does, but don't know the rest.

Posted by k8thegr8 over 1 year ago (Flag)

You know I'd love to be there! As always my limiting factor is transportation, so I'll keep you posted as the dates get nearer. I believe a mothing night is being set up at the nature center here around the 23rd, so if that happens I'll likely miss the later dates in Dallas for here.

Posted by elytrid over 1 year ago (Flag)

Sounds like fun!! Let me see which events I can fit in!

Posted by birdsandbugs27 over 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks Sam! I want to check out the ones on July 16th Friday at Trinity River Audubon Center first, however never done mothing, I am sure this is after dawn? what should I bring? Thanks again for including me!

Posted by masako75218 over 1 year ago (Flag)
Posted by abadoo over 1 year ago (Flag)

Super excited about Moth Night at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center! It is a Member's Only event, so we're hoping that some local moth-ers become members and join the fun!!

Posted by carol308 over 1 year ago (Flag)

@carol308 So the regular group of mothers in the DFW area are not welcome to John Bunker Sands unless being members?

Posted by annikaml over 1 year ago (Flag)

Hey all,
Just updating a little bit -- on July 16th, it's not a public event (it's just for a really small summer camp group at TRAC), so alas, I'm taking that one off the schedule! Apologies!!!
@brentano @galactic_bug_man @masako75218

We'll work together in the future to get a public program at TRAC -- promise! Just not this time. :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)

Oh!!! I forgot to mention -- that whole week there aren't many other public events on weekdays -- so if you want to host something somewhere, or if you want to do some backyard mothing and don't mind others joining, post it. :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)

Another update -- for the John Bunker Sands, you do not HAVE to be a member, but I'm planning on signing up for membership that evening. :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks @sambiology ! no worries I might try Spring Creek Forest Preserve. What time will you be there?

Posted by masako75218 about 1 year ago (Flag)

I'll try to be at each of these locations by 7 pm or so. Sunset isn't until like 8:45 this week, so it may be just a lot of waiting around. :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)

Thank you @sambiology !!!

Posted by masako75218 about 1 year ago (Flag)

If anyone's interested in a weekday/night iNat/mothing event north of Stephenville, let me know:

Posted by pfau_tarleton about 1 year ago (Flag)

Are these public events?

Posted by marykaren about 1 year ago (Flag)

Yay! I am ecstatic

Posted by somesecretpie about 1 year ago (Flag)

@marykaren -- so, the one in Garland is super public, the one at John Bunker Sands is a member event (although, we have the exemption as moth-ers!), and the one in Acton is semi-open to public (us moth-ers and some master naturalists). To sum up, yes, please come to any of these! :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)

Thanks Sam! Going to try and make this Saturday's Spring Creek event. @elytrid message me to see about a ride, although if my whole gang is with me then I won't have open seats in my car:)

Posted by baxter-slye about 1 year ago (Flag)

My family has decided that this weekend would be good for a family reunion. cry I'll be at the events on the last weekend.

Posted by k8thegr8 about 1 year ago (Flag)

There will be a mothing event in Lochwood Park in east Dallas on Sunday, July 18th. The park is off of Lochwood between Fernald and Lippitt, and we will set up the sheets next to the playground. I will be there from about 7:30pm. This is a nice little neighborhood park, so I hope some of the people living close will come out and discover the "night life" around us.

Posted by annikaml about 1 year ago (Flag)

I'm going to the July 17 event in Garland!
Who else wants to join me?
@rdparker @annainok

Posted by zdufran about 1 year ago (Flag)

Weather's looking good for our events this upcoming weekend and week!!! Fingers crossed. :)
Also, just in case anyone needs it, here is my # 214 215 5605

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)

Can you provide direction or coordinates for Spring creek preserve? Never been there and finding several locations on search. Thanks.

Posted by brentano about 1 year ago (Flag)

The Spring Creek Preserve spot is off of Holford Road
1770 Holford Rd, Garland, TX 75044
32.96573771601642, -96.65377075474105
Here is the google map location.

Posted by sambiology about 1 year ago (Flag)
Posted by annikaml about 1 year ago (Flag)

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