Upcoming events in DFW! :) I'll update with more as I hear about them!

Mark those calendars! Here are a few events going on in DFW:

August 13 -- black-lighting event at Ten Mile Creek Preserve in Lancaster

September 4 -- black-lighting event at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
September 5 - 11 -- DFW-wide socially distant bioblitz! Competition just like last years.

October 1 - 3 -- east TX gathering at Gus Engeling, Richland Creek, and Neches River
October 21 -- black-lighting at LLELA

If you know of others that need to be added to the list, let me know! :)

Posted by sambiology sambiology, August 03, 2021 18:15


Is LLELA Blacklighting part of the NTMN Conference?

Posted by judya 3 months ago (Flag)

@judya -- it's one of the 'pre-conference field trips.' So, it's a semi-official part of the conference, but it's also open to whomever, I believe. :)

Also, I think there will be a 'welcome session' at the hotel at the same time though -- so I predict some MN folks may head over for that instead.

Posted by sambiology 3 months ago (Flag)

Do we need to sign up? I missed this in the sessions yesterday.

Posted by judya 3 months ago (Flag)

Nah -- just come! :)

Posted by sambiology 3 months ago (Flag)

See you there!

Posted by judya 3 months ago (Flag)


Posted by k8thegr8 2 months ago (Flag)

I can't come to the east Texas event Friday because I have to work, but I can come the other two days. I might be able to get off early on Friday if I put in extra hours earlier in the week. Do you know which days you'll be at which parks? Neches NWR is about an hour from my house, so I won't need a hotel for that day, but the others are twice as far and I'd need a hotel for those days.

Posted by cosmiccat 2 months ago (Flag)

Still working on some details for the east TX gathering -- hopefully I'll toss out a journal post early next week!!! :) I'll toss you a tag, @cosmiccat . :)

Posted by sambiology 2 months ago (Flag)

Yay! from me, too!

Posted by annikaml 2 months ago (Flag)

I'm not a Master Naturalist, but maybe I can help the NTMN chapter during the bioblitz this year, too. ;-)

Posted by annikaml 2 months ago (Flag)

@haleydaniels is doing LOTS of cool stuff in LLELA -- several bioblitzes coming up there!

Posted by sambiology about 2 months ago (Flag)

Yes! Bioblitzes and mothing scheduled and more to come after those! https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/llela-mcwhorter-creek-north-mcno

Posted by haleydaniels about 2 months ago (Flag)

Should be great conditions for mothing this Saturday at Bob Jones Nature Center. It'll be the very first time mothing has been done there, so who knows what we'll find?!?
Time will be from 8 to 10ish...or later. :)

Posted by sambiology about 2 months ago (Flag)

10ish?! That's when the good ones start coming in! 🤪

Posted by annikaml about 2 months ago (Flag)

I have a question about the bioblitz, is this an event within inaturalist or are there actual events to go to to participate.

Posted by wrc_crew about 2 months ago (Flag)
Posted by annikaml about 1 month ago (Flag)

@sambiology Should we bring setups, or do they have their own?

Posted by annikaml about 1 month ago (Flag)

Also, who has electricity? I want to try out my tiny metal halide!

Posted by k8thegr8 about 1 month ago (Flag)

@wrc_crew -- there are a few gatherings of folks for bioblitzes this week: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/bptmn-blackland-prairie-texas-master-naturalists/journal/55727
But mostly, any and all observations made in DFW count towards the 'week long bioblitz.'

@k8thegr8 I think that the only place that will have electricity of all of them is LLELA by the greenhouse on Oct 21... The one on Sept 9 or 18th will be out in the field, so no electricity: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/llela-mcwhorter-creek-north-mcno/journal/55510

So for those mothing events, def. bring the portables! :)

Posted by sambiology about 1 month ago (Flag)

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