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Pollinator BioBlitz Events

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Scheduled Events

DateEventCityHosting OrganizationDescription of Activities
September 23, 2017
9am
Pollinator BioBlitz Kickoff Party Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Learn about, documenting and celebrating pollinators. Get oriented — then head out into the gardens and on our trails to point, shoot, and post to iNaturalist or Instagram in the name of science! You can continue to document and share for the BioBlitz through October 8.
September 23, 2017
2pm
Pollinator Encounter Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Participants will take part in a 30 minute program in the museum including a plant dissection and discussion of pollinators and their importance to the environment. Then after the program participants can go out to our Xeriscape garden and take photos of pollinators in the garden. Find Six different pollinators and photograph them.
September 23, 2017
7pm
Citizen Science Shindig Dallas Friends of White Rock Lake Corinthian Sailing Club on Sat. Sep 23rd for a 2017 Texas Pollinator BioBlitz orientation and Adopt-A-Prairie Open House. The #FoWRL are seeking prairie stewards of native Blackland Prairie remnants that surround White Rock Lake. Learn about the prairie adoption process and requirements,  the history and future plans of the #FoWRL. Please register on website or call 936.371.2483."
September 23, 2017
10am
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Edinburg Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center Help increase awareness of pollinators! Join the EWBC and take part in the state-wide survey of pollinators. Using social media, we will observe, record and identify bees, butterflies and other pollinators. No need to be an expert. Just come on out with your digital device and we'll help you with the rest (participants will need to have an Instagram, Facebook or iNaturalist account to submit observations).
fee: FREE from 10am-2pm. Must show proof of observations submissions.
September 23, 2017
9am
Adult Arthropod Adventures Session 1 Midland Sibley Nature Center Insect/human relations, the unique insect body and how it works, insect behavior and ecology, and the relation of the arthropod groups to each other. Each day, a field session  more focused on a detailed investigation of a single, smaller group such as dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, etc.
No insects or any other type of arthropod will be harmed or permanently collected as the living organism as a part of nature will be stressed. The last session will be focused on nocturnal insects.
Photography and journaling encouraged.
September 23, 2017 Bugs-R-Us Spring Branch Guadalupe River State Park Explore the world of insect pollinators from bees to butterflies and beetles. We’ll check out the Habiscape native plant and pollinator garden and then head out with nets to see who’s out and about in the six-legged world.
September 23, 2017
9:30am
Monarch Butterfly Festival Southlake Bob Jones Nature Center Live Music, Wildflower seed bomb creation and toss, Butterfly Costume Parade, Migration science activities, Pollinator crafts led by Arts on the Go Mobile Arts Studio PLUS a 500-Monarch Butterfly Release!
September 23, 2017
9am
8th Anniversary Open House Pollinator BioBlitz South Padre Island South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center The South Island Island is celebrating its 8th Anniversary with FREE Admission from 9am-2pm. Activities include a Pollinator BioBlitz, butterfly/plant walk, and a "Learn how to use iNaturalist presentation".
September 24, 2017
1pm
Flowers Are Calling San Antonio Government Canyon State Natural Area It's story time at Government Canyon! Join a Ranger for a reading of the children's book, "Flowers are Calling". We'll learn about different kinds of pollinators and the flowers that feed them. Pollinator-themed crafts and activities will follow the story.
September 26, 2017
5pm
Pollinator Pop-Up San Antonio Witte Museum The Witte Museum's Curator of Texas Wild will give a short presentation on the importance of pollinators. The presentation will take place in the Texas Wild Gardens on the grounds of the Witte Museum, so your chances of seeing butterflies and/or bees on the flowers is pretty good! The Witte Museum offers free general admission every Tuesday from 3pm -8pm.
September 27, 2017
1pm
BioBlitz at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin National Wildlife Federation Participants will observe and identify pollinators for one hour. This even is in association with a National Wildlife Federation Monarch Heroes teacher workshop, but the public is welcome to join in identification at this time, with their normal paid admission to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center. Email Karen for more information and meeting location.
September 27, 2017

Young Naturalists: The Power of Pollinators Bulverde Guadalupe River SP & Bulverde Spring Branch Library During our monthly afterschool program we will celebrate the pollinators that provide food for us and wildlife. Children will explore how flowers attract pollinators, who those pollinators are, and how the process works.
September 27, 2017
10am
Little Naturalists:
"P" is for Pollinator
Spring Branch Guadalupe River State Park 3-6 year-olds explore the world of pollinators and the plants they visit, bees, butterflies, bats, moths. We'll investigate flowers of all different kinds, how insects get to the nectar and turn flowers into fruits and seeds.
September 28, 2017
1pm
BioBlitz at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Austin National Wildlife Federation Participants will observe and identify pollinators for one hour. This even is in association with a National Wildlife Federation Monarch Heroes teacher workshop, but the public is welcome to join in identification at this time, with their normal paid admission to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center. Email Karen for more information and meeting location.
September 29, 2017
10am
Honey Creek SNA Butterfly Survey Spring Branch Guadalupe River State Park Each month Ranger Craig and volunteers conduct a butterfly survey of Honey Creek State Natural Area. Bring binoculars, wear close-toed shoes, long pants and join us as we document what butterflies are out and about. No experience is necessary. Email Craig for more information and meeting location.
September 30, 2017
9am
Butterfly House Open Through Oct. 1, 2017 McKinney Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Walk among butterflies and other pollinators in Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden.
September 30, 2017
9am
Adult Arthropod Adventures Session 2 Midland Sibley Nature Center Insect/human relations, the unique insect body and how it works, insect behavior and ecology, and the relation of the arthropod groups to each other. Each day, a field session  more focused on a detailed investigation of a single, smaller group such as dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, etc.
No insects or any other type of arthropod will be harmed or permanently collected as the living organism as a part of nature will be stressed. The last session will be focused on nocturnal insects.
Photography and journaling encouraged.
September 30, 2017
9:30am
Art Attack Mission National Butterfly Center Children and families participate in educational and artistic activities concerning pollinators and create their own works as Public Service Announcement and/or in support of the 21st Annual Children's Art Contest by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Materials for original artwork will be supplied, as well as entry forms for the contest which features the theme of Monarch migration, habitat and lifecycle.
September 30, 2017
11am
BioBlitz at Herff Elementary San Antonio National Wildlife Federation Participants will observe and identify pollinators for one hour. This event is in association with a National Wildlife Federation Monarch Heroes teacher workshop, but the public is welcome to join in identification at this time. Email Karen for more information and meeting location.
September 30, 2017
12pm
Learn to Be A Butterfly Hero! Universal City Universal City Public Library Grace Barnett, U.C. resident and outreach coordinator for the South Central Regional Center of the National Wildlife Federation, will speak at a hands-on workshop, Native Wildflowers, Butterfly Gardens, and Seed Bombs, about how to make your backyard and neighborhood a friendlier place for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
September 30, 2017
1pm
Pollinator Garden Workshop Mission National Butterfly Center Learn how to create a great butterfly, moth and bee-friendly landscape using native plants that suit your space.
September 30, 2017
2pm
Native Plant Sale Mission National Butterfly Center Purchase pollinator host and nectar plants from the NBC nursery, with gardening guidance from Stephanie and Max.
September 30, 2017
8:30am
iNaturalist Pollinator BioBlitz San Antonio Government Canyon State Natural Area Join a Government Canyon Ranger for a tech-savvy BioBlitz around The Natural Area. Participants will learn how to use the iNaturalist app during orientation then test their skills in the field, taking photos and marking GPS locations of species (particularly pollinators) with the iNaturalist app. No experience is required! Download the iNaturalist app on your iPhone or Android device prior to your arrival.
September 30, 2017
9:30am
"What's All the Buzz About?" Spring Branch Guadalupe River State Park Learn about the wonders of bees and why they are important for our ecosystems, food, and our livelihood. Ranger Meagan will read the children's book “The BEE”, then everyone will build a mason bee hive from all recycled materials to put in your own yard!
September 30, 2017
3pm
Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators Tyler Tyler State Park Discover the explosion of color in the Post Oak Savannah as prairie and woodland wildflowers bloom. We will also see colorful pollinators and the equally colorful predators that hunt them. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short walk.
October  01, 2017
1pm
Amazing Monarchs: Butterfly Talk McKinney Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Presentation and walk designed for adults, youth older than 10 may attend with an adult.
October 3, 2017
12:15pm
Monitoring the Migration: Monarch Tagging and Reporting Observations Farmers Branch Brookhaven College Windmill Garden Learn to identify Monarchs, net them, tag them, and report results to researchers. Participants will also learn about sites and apps to help them follow the migration and report sightings.
October 3, 2017
5pm
Pollinator Pop-Up San Antonio Witte Museum The Witte Museum's Curator of Texas Wild will give a short presentation on the importance of pollinators. The presentation will take place in the Texas Wild Gardens on the grounds of the Witte Museum, so your chances of seeing butterflies and/or bees on the flowers is pretty good! The Witte Museum offers free general admission every Tuesday from 3pm -8pm.
October 04, 2017
2pm
Pollinator Encounter Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Participants will take part in a 30 minute program in the museum including a plant dissection and discussion of pollinators and their importance to the environment. Then after the program participants can go out to our Xeriscape garden and take photos of pollinators in the garden. Find Six different pollinators and photograph them.
October 4, 2017
6:30pm
Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed in South Texas Universal City Universal City Public Library Recently, the Biodiversity and Ecological Sustainability (BES) Laboratory at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) was invited to join the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV), a national organization dedicated to monarch research and conservation. Tyler Sieboldt of the UTSA Department of Environmental Science will speak at the Universal City Public Library about the nationally recognized work of the university's Monarch and Milkweed research team.
October 5, 2017
2pm
Challenge 1: ID a Native Bee and
Challenge 2: Do a Native Bee Survey
Austin The University of Texas at Austin Laurel Treviño of the Jha Lab will lead a bee ID workshop on Thursday, October 5 at UT campus (between BioLabs building and the tower, near the turtle pond) at 2:00 p.m.  You need to download and print the bee ID guide and conservation pamphlet (Challenge 1) also print the survey pamphlet and data sheets (bottom of Landowners & Naturalists page) (Challenge 2).
October 6, 2017
2pm
Challenge 1: ID a Native Bee and
Challenge 2: Do a Native Bee Survey
Austin The University of Texas at Austin Laurel Treviño of the Jha Lab will lead a bee ID workshop Friday, October 6 at UT Brackenridge Field Lab at 2:00 p.m.  You need to download and print the bee ID guide and conservation pamphlet (Challenge 1) also print the survey pamphlet and data sheets (bottom of Landowners & Naturalists page) (Challenge 2)
October  07, 2017
9am
Landscaping for Pollinators Series Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Learn how to design your garden to include the food, shelter, and water requirements for pollinators of all kinds. Discover which native plants provide pollinators with larval food sources and nectar sources for the adults. The pollinators found in Central Texas along with their life cycles. Learn about conservation efforts for pollinators.
October 7, 2017
10am
Kiest Conservation Area BioBlitz Dallas Dallas Parks and Recreation Kiest Park Community members will be led by a certified Wildlife Biologist, Master Naturalists and scientists to locate and identify as many different species of vegetation and wildlife within the park using the iNaturalist app. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
October 7, 2017
11am
BioBlitz at Trinity River Audubon's Pollinator Garden Dallas National Wildlife Federation Participants will observe and identify pollinators for one hour. This even is in association with a National Wildlife Federation Monarch Heroes teacher workshop, but the public is welcome to join in identification at this time, with their normal park admission to Trinity River Audubon Center. Email Karen for more information and meeting location.
October 7, 2017 Butterfly Costume Workshop for Children and Families Universal City Universal City Public Library Caterpillar and butterfly stories, face painting, do-it-yourself butterfly wings, and more!
October 7, 2017
3pm
Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators Tyler Tyler State Park Discover the explosion of color in the Post Oak Savannah as prairie and woodland wildflowers bloom. We will also see colorful pollinators and the equally colorful predators that hunt them. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short walk. Meet at the Blackjack Nature Trail.
October 7, 2017
7:30pm
Adult Arthropod Adventures Session 3 Midland Sibley Nature Center Insect/human relations, the unique insect body and how it works, insect behavior and ecology, and the relation of the arthropod groups to each other. Each day, a field session  more focused on a detailed investigation of a single, smaller group such as dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders, etc.
No insects or any other type of arthropod will be harmed or permanently collected as the living organism as a part of nature will be stressed. The last session will be focused on nocturnal insects.
Photography and journaling encouraged.
October 7, 2017
9am
Monarch Madness Meadows Place Monarch Gateway Family friendly monarch/pollinator festival.
October 8, 2017 Wildflower and Butterfly Walk Spring Branch Guadalupe River State Park Walk among the wildflowers as we magnify our understanding of flowers and the butterflies (and other pollinators) that visit them. Meet our Ranger Craig at the Park Headquarters. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes and long pants as we will be wandering through field and forest.