Independence Creek and Diamond Y Bioblitz: 15-18 Sept 2023

Two unique West Texas properties, owned by The Nature Conservancy, will be the focus of a fall bioblitz! Both locations feature a spring--that precious source of cool water in the desert (but no aquatic collecting will be allowed). TNC is especially interested in us contributing to knowledge of odonate diversity at Diamond Y.

The plan is for Independence Creek to be our home base, with a day excursion to Diamond Y on Saturday (for those that want to). They're not too far apart (as measured in Texas distance).

We can start arriving Friday and spend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at IC.

Here's a map showing both locations.

Thanks to @knightericm for making arrangements and TNC staff for welcoming us to these unique properties.

Details regarding facilities at Independence Creek will be posted when available.

Posted on March 15, 2023 12:28 AM by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton


This sounds like a great combo-bioblitz! Planning on participating.

Posted by annikaml 3 months ago (Flag)

Adding this to my calendar. Thanks for organizing it!

Posted by amzapp 3 months ago (Flag)

Definitely interested.

Posted by rymcdaniel 3 months ago (Flag)

Wonderful! Sign me up. =)

Posted by k8thegr8 3 months ago (Flag)

I'm in. I was near both locations during my southwest Texas tour last spring but passed through quickly. I made some interesting roadside stops along 190 though. Several were along the San Saba River. Rather limited areas, but full of arthropods at least.

Posted by eaneubauer 3 months ago (Flag)

Looking forward to it!

Posted by bosqueaaron 3 months ago (Flag)

Provided I have any time off available I am absolutely going to try to make this one.

Posted by brentano 2 months ago (Flag)

I'm definitely interested! Will have to see how my time off works out. Pretty sure I'll be moving houses AGAIN in September, so we'll see as it gets closer.

Posted by kimberlietx 2 months ago (Flag)

Is there lodging on site or is it tent camping?

Posted by williampaulwhite17 2 months ago (Flag)

@chasingchickens and I are interested!! Adding this to the calendar :)

Posted by wildcarrot 24 days ago (Flag)

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