Texas Pollinator BioBlitz

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September 23 -October 8, 2017

How to Participate

  • The monarch population across the Eastern United States, Canada, and Mexico has declined by nearly 80% over the past 20 years.
  • Besides monarchs, 30 native pollinator/flower-visiting species (bees, butterflies, and moths) are designated as Species of Greatest Conservation Need.
  • Pollinators (butterflies, bees and moths, bats, hummingbirds, wasps, flies, and beetles) sustain native plant species, human food crops, and even crops for livestock.

 

Let's help each other learn about pollinators and pollinator habitat.

Let's encourage planting of native, nectar-producing plants and pollinator gardens in communities, schools and backyards across Texas.

What's a Pollinator BioBlitz?

  • Pollinator BioBlitz participants observe and identify pollinators between September 23 - October 8, 2017
  • All ages and abilities are encouraged to find pollinators and nectar-producing plants
  • Share observations by posting a photo or video to Instagram or iNaturalist.
  • Daily observation challenges will add to the fun.

iNaturatlist Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Project Page Join the Facebook Event

Instagram is the selected social media tool by which any observer can share their observations.  Pollinators can be difficult to identify, so observers are encouraged to post what they know, which may be a simple description of the species or its behavior. The more experienced naturalist can post a photo and more details on iNaturalist, which records the date and location of the observation and allows other naturalists to help with identification.

Participating Partners

National Butterfly Center logo
National Butterfly Center
 
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Texan by Nature
Texan by Nature
Katy Priairie Conservancy logo
Katy Prairie Conservancy
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
National Wildlife Federaton
National Wildlife Federation
Tandy Hills Natural Area
Tandy Hills Natural Area
Sibley Nature Center
Sibley Nature Center
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Mercer Botanic Gardens
Mercer Botanic Gardens
San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Blackland Prairies
blacklandprairies.org