Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Events

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Events must fall between October 6-22, 2023 for inclusion in the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz calendar.

Scheduled Events

(State Park-based events are listed on the State Parks online BioBlitz Calendar of Events.)

To be included, submit your organization's or site's pollinator event (must take place any time from October 6-22, 2023).

Date Event City Hosting Organization Description of Activities
Sat, Oct 7
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Nature Apps for Your Phone - Texas BioBlitz Katy Willow Fork Park We will learn how to use the iNaturalist app and visit the Willow Fork Park Pollinator Garden to capture pollinators in action and capture our observations.
Sun, Oct 8
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wells Branch Wild Urban Pollinator BioBlitz Austin,
14611 Wells Port Drive
Wells Branch Wild Participants will be introduced to the iNaturalist app and then participate in a short walk between two garden areas in the park. At each site, we will search for and photograph pollinators for submission to iNaturalist. For unidentified specimens, we will learn how to tag the observations to local experts for identification. We will also have pamphlets to give out to participants regarding native plants and creating pollinator habitats as well as insect temporary tattoos for kids (or adults).
Tues., Oct 10
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
BioBlitz at Seabourne Creek Nature Park Rosenberg Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter Learn how to use iNaturalist with TMN Coastal Prairie Chapter members and discover the diversity of pollinators and the native plants they use at Seabourne Creek Nature Park
Sat, Oct 14
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monarch Fest and Native Plant Sale San Marcos San Marcos Discovery Center Meet local partners to learn about monarch butterflies and other pollinators that can be found in the region. Explore being a community scientist by using iNaturalist. Peruse our Fall Native Plant Sale items and be inspired to build your own butterfly garden and lend a helping hand to pollinators while enjoying native flowers. More ways to enjoy the event include monarch crafts, photo ops, and other activities.
Sun, Oct 15
10:00 AM - 4:00PM
Passport to Pollinators Richmond Enchanted Gardens Visit our nursery to celebrate and learn a little about pollinators! Pick up a passport book from our cashiers and answer the highlighted questions as you explore the nursery. Show any employee the completed book for a prize.
Fri, Oct 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BioBlitz at Headwaters New Braunfels Headwaters at the Comal Help catalog the amazing diversity of plants, animals, insects, fungi and more found at Headwaters. We will briefly discuss using the iNaturalist app before we start. No experience necessary!
Sat, Oct 21
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Lake Arlington Native Plant and Pollinator Garden Biosurvey Arlington,
Lake Arlington Garden
Arlington Water Utilities The Lake Arlington Native Plant and Pollinator Garden is going into its 3rd year. Volunteers will use the iNaturalist app to add to past years' observations and the effect changes made at the site had on biodiversity.
Sat, Oct 21
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Growing Native Milkweed Workshop San Antonio Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy Learn how to grow various native milkweeds of Texas from Native American Seeds specialist Michelle Gorham. Participants are provided seeds to sprout their newly acquired knowledge. Participants must be 18 years or older, registration is required.
Sat, Oct 21
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monarch Tagging and Celebration Acton Nature Center
6900 Smoky Hill Ct
Rio Brazos Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists Join us for a free celebration of the Monarch Butterfly as they journey to Mexico! Lots of fun family activities; including face painting, creating your own take-home treasures, learning how and why we tag Monarchs, meeting our own celebrity, Monica Monarch, and hearing the story of her fantastic life.