BPTMN: Blackland Prairie Texas Master Naturalists's Journal

Journal archives for August 2020

August 29, 2020

Fall Bioblitz

VH OPPORTUNITY: Fall DFW iNaturalist BioBlitz: September 6-12

We have all missed out on participating in public BioBlitzes this year. Most of us have just been whining about it; but DFW Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick has done something about it; he has created the Fall Socially Distant BioBlitz for DFW Master Naturalist Chapters!


September 6–12, 2020


You choose! Any time between 12:01 AM on September 6 and 11:59 PM on September 12: seven full days! Any observations are made in Collin and Hunt Counties during September 6-12 will automatically go into the BPTMN project iNaturalist site without any extra steps.

BPTMN Contact:

Lisa Travis – listrav@gmail.com
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Socially Distant iNaturalist Outings!

Don't forget! Fall DFW iNaturalist BioBlitz is coming soon! ( September 6-12 ) Be sure to be out there collecting observations in Collin and Hunt counties during that week!

For even more fun, join one or more of our group outings!

We'll have at one or more outings scheduled each day of the bioblitz. Sign up for as many as you want: you decide how much fun you can handle in one week! Everyone will need to wear a mask, and we will distance ourselves socially by forming small groups of no more than five people. Each group will have a leader who knows iNaturalist and can help those new to the tool. These outings are NOT for Texas Master Naturalists only! Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join us!

BONUS: We'll have small door prizes (OUT-door prizes!) for blitzers at each outing!

Bring plenty of water, appropriate footwear, masks, a camera and/or smart phone, and any other naturalist tools of your choice.

Go to Sign-up Genius to sign up for as many outings as you want! Here's the link to sign up for the outings:
Sign Up!

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Fall Bioblitz Part II: ID Blitz

VH Opportunity:

Part II of the Fall Bioblitz Challenge involves getting as many observations as possible to Research Grade, which means each observation much have at least two agreeing identifications. We are going to have two group identification sessions via Zoom, where we'll break out into small groups and work together to identify the observations made during Part I of the bioblitz. If you've never tried identifying observations made by others on iNaturalist, this is a great way to get started! 

Sunday, September 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Click below to sign up:

Sign Up!

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