23-25 June 2023 @ Timberlake Biological Field Station

Identify mode (showing research grade also):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=needs_id%2Cresearch&project_id=timberlake-biological-field-station&d1=2023-06-23&d2=2023-06-25

Observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2023-06-23&d2=2023-06-25&place_id=any&project_id=timberlake-biological-field-station&verifiable=any


Please join us for a June Bioblitz at Timberlake Field Station--June 23-25. Attendees may begin arriving at 2 pm Friday or anytime thereafter. We'll depart after lunch Sunday.

Upon arrival and before exploring, sign a release form at the pavilion.

The original cabin (with AC and restrooms) is available and has four rooms beds. In addition there are two new bunkhouses (with AC and toilet). There's lots of room to pitch a tent, or car camp, near the restroom and shower facility. No need to make reservation for cabin or bunkhouses--plenty of beds now.

Here's the link to detailed info about Timberlake (including directions): https://docs.google.com/document/d/19D_D0b94QvtB72GR8e5cSH8XHXFSe9DS69zffjRrbtw/edit?usp=sharing

Tarleton State University’s Timberlake Field Station is an educational and research facility located on the Colorado River in the heart of Texas--midway between Austin and Abilene. The 790 acre property has over 2 miles of Colorado river frontage and includes bottomland and upland habitats.

Timberlake iNaturalist Project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/timberlake-biological-field-station

Observations listed from least observed to most observed:
https://jumear.github.io/stirfry/iNatAPIv1_observations_species_counts?place_id=118103&taxon_id=48460&verifiable=true&order=asc



Tag folks you think would be interested. This list is incomplete and not intended to be exclusive.
@annikaml, @bacchusrock, @baxter-slye, @bosqueaaron, @brandonmeadows, @brencero, @brentano, @cameralenswrangler, @centratex, @chasingchickens, @currenfrasch, @connlindajo, @devinpedraza, @eaneubauer, @gcwarbler, @gwaithir, @immortalwhat, @inhat83, @isaaceastland, @jcochran706, @jeff_back, @k8thegr8, @knightericm, @kimberlietx, @laurahaynes, @lovebirder, @lulubelle, @mammelton50, @mpintar, @mikef451, @observerjosh, @prairie_rambler, @rkostecke, @rymcdaniel, @sagaciousoctopus, @sambiology, @swissagnes, @tadamcochran, @wildcarrot
Posted on 04 June, 2023 12:21 by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton

Comments

Thanks, Russell! I'm hoping to make it.

Posted by lovebirder 9 months ago

I would love to come to this Russell but I can't commit due to family birthdays in late June. I will let you know if I can. Tagging @dillon_kyle

Posted by mikef451 9 months ago

thanks @mikef451 ! @pfau_tarleton I'm hoping to make it to this but will know for sure as we get closer to the date! Are we allowed to collect insect specimens during the bioblitz for closer Identification later at home (using moth traps, sweep nets, beat sheets, aspirators, etc.)?

Posted by dillon_kyle 9 months ago

Yes, collection is allowed.

Posted by pfau_tarleton 9 months ago

I plan to be there. What's a good time frame to be there Friday? I probably can't be out of Dallas before 6.

Posted by williampaulwhite17 9 months ago

I would like to attend, too. Thanks for organizing, Russell.

Posted by amzapp 9 months ago

See everyone there.

Posted by connlindajo 9 months ago

I'm definitely planning to attend. Looking forward to see Timberlake and everyone again!

Posted by annikaml 9 months ago

I so wish I could come. That is the weekend I pick up my grandson from Camp in New Mexico. I DO want to make one of your events.

Mary Ann

Posted by mammelton50 9 months ago

I work nights that Friday, so I wouldn't arrive until 10a & y'all will be out in the field already. One of these days I will get to hang out with all of you!

Posted by lulubelle 9 months ago

I was just remarking about Timberlake to a gathering of some naturalists (iNat and Texas Masters) last night. Tagging those folks:
@mikaelb @billdodd @sawwhet @blubayou

Posted by gcwarbler 9 months ago

@lulubelle People are moving around all the time when at Timberlake, it's almost always someone at "headquarters", so coming at 10am Saturday shouldn't be an issue. Someone will be there to get you started.

Posted by annikaml 9 months ago

It's on my calendar!! Thanks Russell!

Posted by wildcarrot 9 months ago

Sadly, I won't be able to make this one.

Posted by bacchusrock 9 months ago

@jellyfishmambo might be interested

Posted by bosqueaaron 9 months ago

I'll be there! I might use a bunkhouse bed depending on the temperature. =D

Posted by k8thegr8 9 months ago
Posted by connlindajo 9 months ago

Looks like a good weekend for me. I'll plan to be there and definitely want to sleep indoors

Posted by mpintar 9 months ago

@jocobirder @cyrus_allen both of you may be interested in this.

Posted by oddfitz 9 months ago
Posted by oddfitz 9 months ago

@dale_kruse The gathering I was telling you about today.

Posted by connlindajo 9 months ago

Should be able to make it, and may take Friday off to get there early in the afternoon.

Posted by inhat83 9 months ago

Can't wait!

Posted by jeff_back 9 months ago

I've been out to Timberlake twice the past two weeks and did some casual observing--nothing serious--and found at least 24 new species records for Timberlake (a few of them rarely documented state-wide). This despite there being >17,000 observations and 2200 species. The vireos and other songbirds have been abundant, and two of the vireos have yet to be photographed (audio only)....red-eyed and yellow-throated. And there seems to have been a recent dragonfly emergence.

Watch for hogs, especially around water.

For those seeking out the ponds for aquatic life, the Google doc linked to above has a map showing them all (see the last page).

Park vehicles in the vicinity of the pavilion, bathhouse, and bunkhouse (on mowed grass).

The tap water is from a shallow well, and we've been told it's best not to drink it. So bring your own water to drink. I'll supply several bags of ice.

The beds are regular twin size--and the ones in the bunkhouses are of the type you'd find in a college dorm NOT a nice hotel. :)

Posted by pfau_tarleton 9 months ago

any word on aquatic sampling? I'm not that great at it but if they allow it I might try to dipnet for bugs/small fish and see what I can find.

Posted by williampaulwhite17 8 months ago

Sure, aquatic sampling is fine.

Posted by pfau_tarleton 8 months ago

Looking forward to seeing everyone however, due to a change in plans, I will not arrive until Saturday morning. My two grandsons have leading roles (Yes, I am bragging!) in the Milam County Children's Theater production this weekend and I must see the Friday night presentation. Happy iNat-ing!

Posted by connlindajo 8 months ago

That's great excuse for showing up late, Linda Jo. Tell them to "break a leg"!

Posted by annikaml 8 months ago
Posted by annikaml 8 months ago

Once you hit the gravel road portion, is it a rough drive or pretty smooth? I would driving my Honda Civic.

Posted by lulubelle 8 months ago

@lulubelle, it's pretty well maintained.

Posted by pfau_tarleton 8 months ago

@pfau_tarleton, thanks so much!

Posted by lulubelle 8 months ago

Tentatively will try to attend, though not sure which day I would be arriving.

Posted by rymcdaniel 8 months ago

I can't make today! But I will arrive Saturday afternoon!

Posted by k8thegr8 8 months ago

I have to cancel this time. Very bummed!

Posted by annikaml 8 months ago

Busy shift last night & still at work. Will come to the next one. Hope y'all find lots of good stuff! Stay hydrated!

Posted by lulubelle 8 months ago

It was a blast!

Posted by williampaulwhite17 8 months ago

Heat, what heat? I don't remember any heat. And only 1 mosquito! I know lots of folks saw some really cool things--looking forward to seeing them all!

Identify mode (showing research grade also):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=needs_id%2Cresearch&project_id=timberlake-biological-field-station&d1=2023-06-23&d2=2023-06-25

Observations:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2023-06-23&d2=2023-06-25&place_id=any&project_id=timberlake-biological-field-station&verifiable=any

Posted by pfau_tarleton 8 months ago

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