Journal archives for April 2023

10 April, 2023

Events/gatherings coming up this spring around Dallas/Fort Worth! :)

Some fun gatherings and events coming up in DFW!

Sunday, April 23 - 3-6 and then 8 to late (for blacklighting!)

  • BioBlitz/biosurvey at Ladd Natural Area in Duncanville
    Duncanville City Council has been deciding on what to do with this 42 acres along Ten Mile Creek, so the more evidence we can show that it's a refuge for biodiversity and the naturalists that engage with it, the better! I hope you can come!

Tuesday, April 25 - 9 am to noonish

CANCELLED Friday, April 28 - 8 to late

Saturday, April 29 - 3 - 6 and then 8 to late (for blacklighting!)

Monday, May 15 - 3 - 8 pm

  • Pollinator bioblitz at Canyon Creek Wetlands in Richardson
    Super cool site with some really active master naturalist activity, but not a lot of insect observations -- we're planning a bioblitz to focus on the pollinators on this date. It's come and go, so stay as long as you'd like!
    parking spot is at Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson, 1001 W President George Bush Hwy, Richardson, TX 75080

Tuesday, May 16 - 8 PM to late

If there are other bioblitzes or iNatty stuff going on in DFW, please let me know, and I'll update the above list.

If you have any questions or concerns, let me know: or 214 215 5605

Posted on 10 April, 2023 01:45 by sambiology sambiology | 26 comments | Leave a comment

27 April, 2023

Cooperative weather?!? Come on, clouds! :)

Hey all,

So, I've been watching the weather forecasts for the past few weeks -- looks like we may get a few showers during the city nature challenge! Hey, it's all good, but I do hope everyone can find some time to get out and engage with nature this weekend.

Observation period is from Friday through Monday (12:00 AM on Friday to 11:59 PM on Monday), and observations should be uploaded before Sunday... The quicker you can upload, the better!

As you upload stuff, try your best to get it identified to the best of your ability -- species count is something we're also hoping to get!

One of the greatest challenges is the identification during the city nature challenge. Once the challenge starts, I'll post the identify link. Here's the general one for ID'ing observations in the DFW metroplex:

Most of all, I hope you can find some time to really engage with nature. Celebrate all of the biodiversity that exists with us here in the urban ecosystem! We're lucky to share the planet with lots of really amazing organisms -- the city nature challenge is a great way to focus on this. :)

Posted on 27 April, 2023 22:46 by sambiology sambiology | 1 comment | Leave a comment