Journal archives for April 2022

11 April, 2022

Events during the City Nature Challenge! (will add more as I find out)

Been mighty busy, so apologies I'm getting this list a bit late. Nonetheless, here are the events that I know of going on during the city nature challenge in Dallas/Fort Worth. If you know of others (or want to host something!), let me know, and I'll add it to the list!

Pre-City Nature Challenge:
Tuesday, April 19
7 - 8 PM: Seeing and Remembering your visit to Sheri Capeheart Nature Preserve, Community Room of the Arlington Police Department, 2060 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington

Friday, April 29
7 PM - late: mothing at Mockingbird Nature Park, Midlothian

Saturday, April 30
10 - 11 AM: Flower Mound - intro to iNat and bioblitz
6 PM - late: bug catching and mothing at LLELA (request access through @haleydaniels )

Sunday, May 1
9 - noon: Tokalon Park, 7100 Tokalon Dr, Dallas, TX 75214 (Texas Conservation Alliance will be restoring habitat for pollinators and taking part in the City Nature Challenge)
7 PM - late: mothing at Samuel Farms Park, Dallas

Monday, May 2
6 - 8 PM: bioblitz hike at Oak Cliff Nature Preserve (2875 Pierce St, Dallas, TX 75233)

Posted on 11 April, 2022 20:26 by sambiology sambiology | 13 comments | Leave a comment

16 April, 2022

BioBlitz in Austin -- Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve!!! May 21!

What are you doing on Saturday, May 21?!? Well, I'll be down in Austin helping out with a bioblitz at Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve!!! Wanna join me?!?

@jdavisz is putting in a lot of work to document as much as possible on this peninsula of Lake Walter E. Long in east Austin (around 350 acres) -- there will be a public portion from 9 to noon, and then a 'hardcore iNatter document everything possible' after that. The preserve is normally not open to the public, but we'll have some special permission to access it. :) It's just north of the Walter Long Metropolitan Park and access will be through the Decker Creek Power Station.

Map here:,-97.6098819,2501m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8644b80379bbac03:0x82bb194bd5494c10!8m2!3d30.2979712!4d-97.6065626

There will be some black-lighting here in the evening too -- super excited!

Register to come here:

If you're interested, let me know -- hoping to run into lots of Austin folks (as well as anyone else that wants to come over for some iNatting)! More nitty gritty details coming up soon -- but mark the calendar if you want to come!

Posted on 16 April, 2022 01:18 by sambiology sambiology | 53 comments | Leave a comment

29 April, 2022

Texas leaderboard and Global leaderboard! And the link to ID'ing stuff from DFW

Hey all,

Just a few pages to also watch...

Here's the Texas leaderboard:

Here's the global leaderboard:

Here's the page where you can help with the DFW observations during the City Nature Challenge:
(it populates after the City Nature Challenge starts)

Hope you have lots of chances to engage with nature this weekend! Enjoy it!!!

Posted on 29 April, 2022 03:04 by sambiology sambiology | 40 comments | Leave a comment