Journal archives for September 2020

September 02, 2020

The DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz starts on Sunday! :)

Hey all,

On your mark.... get set....

Sunday is the first day of the DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz! This bioblitz will last all week long, and it'll be mighty interesting to see what gets observed. With some rain and cooler temps, I hope lots of folks are able to go outside and engage with nature.

Make sure to double check the "rules" for this contest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem/journal/39764

Also, I post both here in this project and on the umbrella project the 7 daily challenges -- big time kudos for all of the ones you can accomplish! I'll post this on Friday (4 Sep).

You don't have to join any project, but if you do, you can easily watch the observations come in.

Also, as a request, be sure to add some guidance or ID's to the observations that come into this project and the umbrella project. We want to encourage everyone to engage with nature and appreciate all of the biodiversity that exists in DFW. :)

Most of all, please stay safe and healthy. :)

Posted on September 02, 2020 22:57 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz starts on Sunday! :)

Hey all,

On your mark.... get set....

Sunday is the first day of the DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz! This bioblitz will last all week long, and it'll be mighty interesting to see what gets observed. With some rain and cooler temps, I hope lots of folks are able to go outside and engage with nature.

Make sure to double check the "rules" for this contest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem/journal/39764

Also, I post both here in this project and on the umbrella project the 7 daily challenges -- big time kudos for all of the ones you can accomplish! I'll post this on Friday (4 Sep).

You don't have to join any project, but if you do, you can easily watch the observations come in.

Also, as a request, be sure to add some guidance or ID's to the observations that come into this project and the umbrella project. We want to encourage everyone to engage with nature and appreciate all of the biodiversity that exists in DFW. :)

Most of all, please stay safe and healthy. :)

Posted on September 02, 2020 22:58 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz starts on Sunday! :)

Hey all,

On your mark.... get set....

Sunday is the first day of the DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz! This bioblitz will last all week long, and it'll be mighty interesting to see what gets observed. With some rain and cooler temps, I hope lots of folks are able to go outside and engage with nature.

Make sure to double check the "rules" for this contest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem/journal/39764

Also, I post both here in this project and on the umbrella project the 7 daily challenges -- big time kudos for all of the ones you can accomplish! I'll post this on Friday (4 Sep).

You don't have to join any project, but if you do, you can easily watch the observations come in.

Also, as a request, be sure to add some guidance or ID's to the observations that come into this project and the umbrella project. We want to encourage everyone to engage with nature and appreciate all of the biodiversity that exists in DFW. :)

Most of all, please stay safe and healthy. :)

Posted on September 02, 2020 22:58 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz starts on Sunday! :)

Hey all,

On your mark.... get set....

Sunday is the first day of the DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz! This bioblitz will last all week long, and it'll be mighty interesting to see what gets observed. With some rain and cooler temps, I hope lots of folks are able to go outside and engage with nature.

Make sure to double check the "rules" for this contest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem/journal/39764

Also, I post both here in this project and on the umbrella project the 7 daily challenges -- big time kudos for all of the ones you can accomplish! I'll post this on Friday (4 Sep).

You don't have to join any project, but if you do, you can easily watch the observations come in.

Also, as a request, be sure to add some guidance or ID's to the observations that come into this project and the umbrella project. We want to encourage everyone to engage with nature and appreciate all of the biodiversity that exists in DFW. :)

Most of all, please stay safe and healthy. :)

Posted on September 02, 2020 22:58 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz starts on Sunday! :)

Hey all,

On your mark.... get set....

Sunday is the first day of the DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz! This bioblitz will last all week long, and it'll be mighty interesting to see what gets observed. With some rain and cooler temps, I hope lots of folks are able to go outside and engage with nature.

Make sure to double check the "rules" for this contest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem/journal/39764

Also, I post both here in this project and on the umbrella project the 7 daily challenges -- big time kudos for all of the ones you can accomplish! I'll post this on Friday (4 Sep).

You don't have to join any project, but if you do, you can easily watch the observations come in.

Also, as a request, be sure to add some guidance or ID's to the observations that come into this project and the umbrella project. We want to encourage everyone to engage with nature and appreciate all of the biodiversity that exists in DFW. :)

Most of all, please stay safe and healthy. :)

Posted on September 02, 2020 22:58 by sambiology sambiology | 3 comments | Leave a comment

The DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz starts on Sunday! :)

Hey all,

On your mark.... get set....

Sunday is the first day of the DFW Socially Distant BioBlitz! This bioblitz will last all week long, and it'll be mighty interesting to see what gets observed. With some rain and cooler temps, I hope lots of folks are able to go outside and engage with nature.

Make sure to double check the "rules" for this contest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem/journal/39764

Also, I post both here in this project and on the umbrella project the 7 daily challenges -- big time kudos for all of the ones you can accomplish! I'll post this on Friday (4 Sep).

You don't have to join any project, but if you do, you can easily watch the observations come in.

Also, as a request, be sure to add some guidance or ID's to the observations that come into this project and the umbrella project. We want to encourage everyone to engage with nature and appreciate all of the biodiversity that exists in DFW. :)

Most of all, please stay safe and healthy. :)

Posted on September 02, 2020 22:58 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 18, 2020

Still working on report! Will post tomorrow!

Hey all, just FYI -- I'm still working on a report of the project. I will hopefully have it by tomorrow and will post here and on each subproject.

Stay tuned!

And seriously, great job, all!

Posted on September 18, 2020 17:03 by sambiology sambiology | 2 comments | Leave a comment

September 04, 2020

Daily Challenges!

Here are the challenges -- do you think you can get them all?!?

Sunday, 6 Sep
Spider with prey (one observation for spider, one observation for prey)
- You need to spend some time with a spider today!
*sub challenge: how many different species of spiders can you document today?

Monday, 7 Sep
Invasive plant with observation next to pulled-up plant!
- yank up an invasive plant for today’s observation – roots required!
*sub challenge: who can observe the biggest mound of pulled up invasive plants?!?

Tuesday, 8 Sep
A female plant (plant with only female flowers/fruits)
- some plants are dioecious – there are males and females – try to find a female
*sub challenge: can you document a monoecous plant with flowers that are “imperfect?”

Wednesday, 9 Sep
An observation made at sunrise
- wake up with the sun!
*sub challenge: observe a moth (or several!) at sunrise.

Thursday, 10 Sep
Frog or toad
- may have to get close to some water to find this one
*sub challenge: observe a tadpole too.

Friday, 11 Sep
Pollinators (one native to Texas, one not native to Texas)
- one observation of a native pollinator and one observation of a non-native pollinator – bonus points to get them in the act of pollinating.
*sub challenge: document some pollinators that have the color green.

Saturday, 12 Sep
Bird nest
- hope you kept an eye out all week for this one! Try to observe it today.
*sub challenge: try to identify some of the plants used to make the bird nest.

Posted on September 04, 2020 18:37 by sambiology sambiology | 8 comments | Leave a comment

September 11, 2020

Major success so far!!! Saturday is the final day!

Hey all -- huge crazy big success of a bioblitz so far. Amazing numbers!

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last day of data collection, and then we'll have until next week Friday (18 Sep) to have stuff uploaded and ID'ed as far as we can.

Speaking of which, if you've got some spare time, ID'ing is one of the most helpful things that you can do for the participants of the bioblitz. Here's the link for the observations that need ID's from the umbrella project:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?project_id=fall-socially-distant-bioblitz-dfw-urban-ecosystem

Thanks! :)

Posted on September 11, 2020 17:25 by sambiology sambiology | 0 comments | Leave a comment

LLELA black-lighting on Friday, Sept 18th!

Hey friends,

We're planning to do some more black-lighting/mothing at LLELA on Friday, Sept 18th! Wanna come?!? Please let me know if you're planning on coming or want to come.

Also, make sure to wear a mask for this event -- there will be some UNT students joining us and we'll probably be doing a Facebook live vid or something.

I'm not exactly sure where we'll be meeting or the time yet, but as soon as I get that info I'll let yall know! :)

Posted on September 11, 2020 17:41 by sambiology sambiology | 24 comments | Leave a comment