Journal archives for October 2017

October 06, 2017

iNat legends! They are real people. :)

If you want to read about some of my favorite iNat people, @greglasley and @gcwarbler , take a glance at this article published last month in TPWD magazine:

https://tpwmagazine.com/archive/2017/aug/ed_3_birding/

A few folks may want to see this: @muir @briang @brentano @carrieseltzer @jaykeller @finatic @silversea_starsong @eric_keith @charley @connlindajo @wildcarrot @cullen @dfwuw @itmndeborah @kueda @kimberlietx @loarie @tiwane @mchlfx @maractwin @nanofishology @thenehan @tadamcochran @suz @robberfly
It's an enjoyable read!

Posted on October 06, 2017 20:42 by sambiology sambiology | 18 comments | Leave a comment

October 12, 2017

Lewisville Lake on Saturday -- 10AM! Dragonfly hunting...

So, a small group of us are going to LLELA on Saturday! We're looking for this damselfly in particular (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8286492)... Buuuut, as it usually goes, we'll likely find lots of other stuff. :)

I know that a few folks are coming: @briang @elizrose @galactic_bug_man @brentano ... @mchlfx -- will you be there?!?

Here is where we'll meet at 10 AM:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B003'57.1%22N+96%C2%B058'30.0%22W/@33.0658396,-96.975858,219m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x9d531440da7e0b1c!2sLLELA+Nature+Preserve!8m2!3d33.0633613!4d-96.9914415!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d33.0658567!4d-96.9750079

If you're able to come, come! :)

Posted on October 12, 2017 15:14 by sambiology sambiology | 9 comments | Leave a comment

October 25, 2017

Rockwall -- another bioblitz! This time at a larger park with more habitats... November 4th, Harry Myers Park.

Several folks showed up for the September 15 survey at a new nature park in Rockwall (https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/sambiology/11047-future-nature-preserve-in-rockwall-help-needed-for-a-biosurvey), and we're continuing a mission to document as many species in Rockwall county as we possible can! :)

On November 4th from 9:00 am until noon or so, we'll go to Harry Myers Park to document stuff. It will hopefully draw a few people from the public too -- I'll give a presentation on how to use iNaturalist to whomever shows up, and we may guide a few folks on how to make some observations.

Not too much has been documented from the park so far:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=122597&subview=grid&view=species

It's a pretty nice park -- about 60 acres with several recreational spots, but LOTS of nature-y spots too... There are a few ponds, some forested areas, a restored prairie, and a nice creek. Here's the location:
http://playrockwall.com/harry-myers-park/ (815 East Washington, Rockwall, Texas 75087)

Why are we doing this? We want to show people that diversity exists here and that land management decisions need to address wildlife and habitat. The only way to do this is with empirical evidence of the presence of biodiversity -- in this case, we'll use iNat observations to show how many species are in this area. Park board, city council, and other decision makers in Rockwall are watching this. Hopefully you'll join me! :)

Tagging these folks that have been to local bioblitzes before -- feel free to tag others that you think may be interested too:
@taogirl @cgritz @kimberlietx @bob777 @annikaml @aguilita @tfandre @suz @naturenut @denver @wildcarrot @andyk @mchlfx @itmndeborah @zooga1961 @charley @dfwuw @butterflies4fun @tadamcochran @brentano @jblinde @atassin @kalamurphyking @walkingstick2 @squaylei2000 @rmorgan @daniel112 @rehb @galactic_bug_man @fiddleman @gaberlunzi @mertmack1 @phlank @oddfitz @brenledbetter @cwd912nb @lulubelle @cameralenswrangler @briang @jwn7882 @diatomwu @k8thegr8 @cosmiccat @nickmdal @interlibrarylowe @katelyn3 @spqnancy @kimberlywalks @naturemom @shutterpug @spteng
Again, no obligations to join, but it should be some fun! :) Let me know if you have any questions or concerns too.

Posted on October 25, 2017 21:15 by sambiology sambiology | 11 comments | Leave a comment